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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Give Them a Hand: Promoting Positive Interaction in Literature Circles

Students circle their desks as they analyze their own participation within a small group discussion.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Plotting a Plan to Improve Writing: Using Plot Scaffolds

Students really get into character in this lesson as they act out the parts of a script and analyze character motivations and dialogue.

 

Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM

Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

An Exploration of Romanticism Through Art and Poetry

Students use art and poetry to explore and understand major characteristics of the Romantic period.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching the Epic through Ghost Stories

In this lesson, students connect to the oral tradition of epic storytellers by sharing their own oral tales of ghosts and goblins and monsters.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

On a Musical Note: Exploring Reading Strategies by Creating a Soundtrack

Students create a soundtrack for a novel that they have read, as they engage in such traditional reading strategies as predicting, visualizing, and questioning.