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Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Learning Vocabulary Down By the Bay

Students sing a popular children’s song, follow along with a picture book that contains the lyrics and illustrations, and then participate in activities to reinforce learning of the vocabulary words.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A-Z: Learning About the Alphabet Book Genre

Students increase their understanding of alphabet books by participating in a variety of reading and writing activities.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills

Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study

Multidimensional, challenging, and popular with students, comics provide an excellent way to introduce the concept of genres.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Summary, Symbol, and Analysis in Bookmarks

Students make bookmarks on computers and share their ideas with other readers at their school, while practicing summarizing, recognizing symbols, and writing reviews—all for an authentic audience.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Genre Study of Letters With The Jolly Postman

Students read The Jolly Postman, in which a postman delivers letters to storybook characters. They explore different types of mail and categorize letters from the book and their own mail.