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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   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Connect With Low-Literate Families: A Three-Tiered Approach

Parents and caregivers take a page from the teacher's book when they listen to students' take-home poems or stories and discuss the ideas within.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Sharing Favorite Books Using Interactive Character Trading Cards

Using selected characters from a text of their choice, students put their literary analysis skills to work by creating fictional character trading cards.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth

What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments

Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

"Licensed" to Drive: Old West Figures

This lesson invites students to create a "Driver's License" for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.