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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Independent Book Selection

This lesson will be turning heads and pages as students learn how to choose appropriate books for independent reading exercises and later evaluate their choices.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Using Story Innovation to Teach Fluency, Vocabulary, and Structure

An instructional strategy called story innovation teaches students fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and story structure. This unique strategy can be adapted for many purposes.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of previewing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Greetings from the Biomes of the World

To share their research on biomes, students use iPads to create postcards from all over the world.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Free Speech and Persuasion with Nothing But the Truth

Students read Aviís Nothing But the Truth and examine the First Amendment and student rights, and then decide whether the rights of the novel's protagonist, Philip, are violated.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A Significant Influence: Describing an Important Teacher in Your Life

In this project, students write tributes to teachers who have made a profound difference in their lives then publish their work in a class collection.