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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Diagram It! Identifying, Comparing, and Writing About Nonfiction Texts

Students compare the traits fact and fiction by using a Venn diagram to compare fiction and nonfiction books about Native Americans.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text

Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Through Different Lenses: Making Text Connections Across the Curriculum

Students learn to comprehend the linguistic text styles of different content areas and use the interactive ReadWriteThink Notetaker tool as the teacher models the exercise.

 

Grades   4 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Creating Reading Excitement with Book Trailers

In this alternative to the traditional book report, students create book trailers using Microsoft Photo Story 3, a free downloadable software program for digital storytelling.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs

This lesson challenges students to craft more apparent meanings for traditional maxims by updating proverbs from around the world and writing proverbs of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.