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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Building Classroom Community Through the Exploration of Acrostic Poetry

What do your students think about each other? Find out as you teach them the concepts of acrostic poems and challenge them to write an uplifting acrostic about a classmate.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Gabbing About Garfield: Conversing About Texts With Comic Creator

Students will definitely get animated as they discuss comics’ features and designs, and they’re sure to enjoy the lesson’s punch line assignment: creating a comic strip of their own.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Informational Texts Using the 3-2-1 Strategy

Students can count on using the 3-2-1 strategy to help them successfully comprehend and write about an informational text.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach

Students explore multiple genres through genre studies. They record evidence of genre characteristics on bookmarks as they read, and finish by giving a book review for their classmates.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Feature Story—Fifteen Minutes (and 500 Words) of Fame!

Students learn how to differentiate between a news story and a feature story by writing a profile of a classmate.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Outside In: Finding A Character’s Heart Through Art

This activity, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the stories of Raymond Carver, challenges students to get inside contemporary life and characters through the creation of monologues.