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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character

Students get the inside scoop on a story when they create interview questions and answers for characters in the books they read.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Shared Poetry Reading: Teaching Print Concepts, Rhyme, and Vocabulary

The rhyme and reason behind this lesson is that students will need to develop important reading skills to increase their reading fluency.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing Character in Hamlet through Epitaphs

Students create epitaphs for characters from a tragedy, such as Hamlet.

 

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Making the Cut: Revising Memoirs by Detecting Clutter and Confusion

Students improve a slide show by removing pictures. Their reasons for cutting pictures are translated into revision guidelines for cutting unnecessary words and sections from their rough drafts.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Psychological Profiles of Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird

Students explore the motivation behind characters’ actions in To Kill A Mockingbird by creating psychological profiles for characters from the novel.