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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

I Used My Own Words! Paraphrasing Informational Texts

Tell me about it in your own words! If students can paraphrase the information they have read, then you—and they—can be confident that they understand it.

 

Grade   9  |  Lesson Plan

A Harlem Renaissance Retrospective: Connecting Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry

Students research, evaluate, and synthesize information about the Harlem Renaissance from varied resources, create an exhibit, and highlight connections across disciplines (i.e., art, music, and poetry) using a Venn diagram.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry: Sound and Sense

Students' groans about studying poetry may disappear with this lesson in which students read poetry from various writers and use these poems to examine the sounds and sense of language.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study

Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss

Young readers create a classroom book modeled after Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate all the places they can read.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

What's the Difference? Beginning Writers Compare E-mail with Letter Writing

Students compare e-mails to traditional letters, identifying style and intended audience for each. They then write both an e-mail and a letter about the same topic.