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Grades   3 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Scaffolding Comprehension Strategies Using Graphic Organizers

Students learn collaborative strategic reading (CSR). During and after reading, students apply four reading strategies—preview, click and clunk, get the gist, and wrap-up—and use graphic organizers for scaffolding.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Crit Lit for Kids: From Critical Consciousness to Service Learning

Students take their ideas from the classroom page to the community pavement when they participate in a service-learning project based on their multimedia presentations.

 

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.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

There Are No Small Parts: Minor Characters in David Copperfield

This lesson capitalizes on students' interest in social networking by asking students to build an online profile for a minor character in Charles Dickens' David Copperfield.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!

This lesson encourages young students to see themselves as writers with a message to convey. Three types of reports are provided to show what kindergartners and emergent writers can do.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Collaborative Reasoning to Support Critical Thinking

Students will participate in Collaborative Reasoning in small groups to discuss and think critically about issues of social justice and diversity by reading current events informational articles.