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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   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Demonstrating Comprehension Through Journal Writing

Students demonstrate comprehension by responding to open-ended questions based on the Newbery Honor book Mr. Popper's Penguins, and then draw from the text and their personal experiences to create journals.

 

Grades   K – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Two Thumbs Up! Get Students Writing and Publishing Book Reviews

Students evaluate book reviews written by other children, discussing their components and effectiveness, and write reviews of favorite books to record on video or post online.

 

Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Name Tag Glyphs

In this lesson, students practice a way to communicate without words by using a glyph. They create a name card using information about themselves. Students also interpret glyphs made by others.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

What’s the Difference? Beginning Writers Compare E-mail with Letter Writing

Students compare e-mails to traditional letters, identifying style and intended audience for each. They then write both an e-mail and a letter about the same topic.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Feature Story—Fifteen Minutes (and 500 Words) of Fame!

Students learn how to differentiate between a news story and a feature story by writing a profile of a classmate.