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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Weekend News! A Weekly Writing Activity

On Monday mornings, you're likely to be asked, "What did you do this weekend?" In this lesson, students respond to this question in a self-assessed writing assignment about their weekend adventures.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

I Remember That Book: Rereading as a Critical Investigation

Curl up with a good book again—or not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Read It Again: Comprehension Strategies for English-Language Learners

Help Spanish-speaking English-language learners unlock the mysteries of their new language by using a bilingual book to recognize unfamiliar words and construct meaning from the text.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Composing Cinquain Poems with Basic Parts of Speech

Reinforce student understanding of parts of speech through the analysis of sample cinquain poems followed by the creation of original cinquains.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing Symbolism, Plot, and Theme in Death and the Miser

Students apply the analytical skills that they use when reading literature to an exploration of the underlying meaning and symbolism in Hieronymous Bosch's early Renaissance painting Death and the Miser.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes

Designed to explore the hero and the heroic in literature, this unit asks students to discuss their ideas of heroism and analyze heroes in literature.