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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Using Children’s Literature to Develop Classroom Community

Conversation and cooperation bring out the best in students when they hold dialogues about their individual strengths, abilities, and talents.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using the Check and Line Method to Enhance Reading Comprehension

Do your students skim assigned text material without even engaging their brains? The Check and Line method encourages students to think about what they are reading and monitor their own comprehension of the information.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring How Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts

Nonfiction may be dull for some students, but this lesson helps them focus on the main ideas. Through awareness of section headings, students learn to sort and categorize main concepts.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The ABCs of Poetry

Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.

 

Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words: Using Infographics to Illustrate How-to Writing

Students write step-by-step instructions on topics of their own choosing. Then using Piktochart, students create their own infographics to illustrate their instructions.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature Circles: Getting Started

Students practice different ways of collaborating to read a work of literature. They work in different roles as they compose and answer questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine literary elements.