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Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Word Webs to Teach Synonyms for Commonly Used Words

Students use word webs to choose synonyms for generic adjectives and to learn to adjust their word usage for different contexts.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

I’ve Got It Covered! Creating Magazine Covers to Summarize Texts

Start the presses! Catchy titles, eye-popping graphics, and attractive fonts are all on students’ agendas in this lesson as they create magazine covers to summarize a topic.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters

Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Who’s Got Mail? Using Literature to Promote Authentic Letter Writing

Students discuss and chart letter elements and write their own letters to adults at school, reinforcing letter-writing skills beyond the classroom lesson.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Spend a Day in My Shoes: Exploring the Role of Perspective in Narrative

In this lesson, students imagine spending a day in someone else's shoes. After reviewing the characteristics of narrative writing, they then write narratives from that person's point of view.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach

Students explore multiple genres through genre studies. They record evidence of genre characteristics on bookmarks as they read, and finish by giving a book review for their classmates.