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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play

What wonderful ways words work! The parts of speech are the highlight of this lesson in which students identify parts of speech in a nonsensical poem and then create their own wild and wacky rhymes.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Improve Comprehension: A Word Game Using Root Words and Affixes

Students study common root words and affixes, improve their comprehension and spelling, and make a card game in which they form words with a prefix, root word, and suffix.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

It's Too Loud in Here! Teamwork in the Classroom

Students work with their peers to develop classroom rules.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Picture This: Student Created Online Vocabulary Flashcards

Let the students be the vocabulary experts! Prior to whole class instruction, students create online flashcards and teach the class the new vocabulary.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Name That Chapter! Discussing Summary and Interpretation Using Chapter Titles

Students name unnamed chapters in a novel they are reading. They discuss possible chapter names, considering accuracy, word choice, and connotation, before settling on a choice.