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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online

Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using the Internet to Facilitate Improved Reading Comprehension

Could some common online activities actually improve reading comprehension? Understanding RSS feeds requires inferential thinking, as students use the summary to draw conclusions about the full content.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Building a Learning Community: Crafting Rules for the Classroom

Students will learn to mind their ps and qs in this lesson on etiquette and appropriate behavior in the classroom.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm

After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events

Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timelines based on important and memorable family events.

 

Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

Fairy Tale Autobiographies

Students read and analyze fairy tales from several cultures, identifying common elements. Choosing common situations, students write original fairy tales, using picture books as models and a peer review process.