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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Cowboys and Castles: Interacting With Fractured Texas Tales

What do cowboy hats have to do with fairy tales? Two traditional fairy tales and their Texas-based counterparts set the stage for five different ways to respond to text.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading

Students create mental images while reading using a three-pronged approach: developing schemata and visual awareness; Watch-Read-Watch-Read (W-R-W-R), using video clips; and a strategy similar to the think-aloud approach.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Nature Study Outdoor Treasure Hunts (with Spanish language option)

Students take a walk on the wild side when they research an animal and create a scavenger hunt activity for their classmates.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Professional Writing in Action! Publishing Student Reviews Online

Writing professional reviews teaches students to understand audience, content, and publication guidelines. In this lesson, students put these into practice as professional writers critiquing, designing, and publishing reviews on Amazon.com.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work

This lesson plan invites students to consider characters from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Students explore a selected character and write poems about objects associated with that character.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains

Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
complete with related gadgets and settings.