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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies

The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films

Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Flying to Freedom: Tar Beach and The People Could Fly

Students look to the past and use historical context to compare and contrast two characters from folktales.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Opening the Door for Reading: Sharing Favorite Texts to Build Community

In this lesson, students build classroom community by exploring environmental print and a teacher-created display that focuses on a favorite book. They then create and share their own presentations.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Focusing Reader Response Through Vocabulary Analysis

Students suggest and categorize words that they associate with a novel they have recently read, ranging from details about the plot to feelings about a character.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Writing: What Can Writing in Family Message Journals Do for Students?

This lesson engages children in using writing to their families as a persuasive tool to get what they want and need.