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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Peer Edit With Perfection: Effective Strategies

Students take a fresh look at the revision process and help one another polish their written work through a peer-editing strategy that is simple, systematic, and constructive.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Lights, Camera, Action...Music: Critiquing Films Using Sight and Sound

Movie music and magic set the scene for this lesson in which students analyze a scene from Good Morning, Vietnam and then create a scene of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth

Students examine figurative language in The Phantom Tollbooth and create a chart representing the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Many Years Later: Responding to Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool”

Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “We Real Cool” and then write about how the character’s pool hall days might influence who the character becomes fifty years in the future.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Classroom Community by Crafting Themed Poetry Collections

Students create poetry collections with the theme of "getting to know each other." They study and then write a variety of forms of poetry to include in their collections.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry from Prose

Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.