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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Story Elements Alive!

What’s in a narrative? Students find out in this lesson in which they explore four narrative elements—setting, characters, problem/solution, and plot, through purpose-driven read-alouds and independent reading.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Keywords: Learning to Focus Internet Research

Surf’s up! Students will make a splash in this lesson when they learn how to effectively surf the Internet for specific information.

 

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   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Audio Listening Practices: Exploring Personal Experiences with Audio Texts

Students keep a daily diary that records how and when they listen to audio texts, then analyze the details and compare their results to published reports on American radio listeners.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Making Connections to Myth and Folktale: The Many Ways to Rainy Mountain

Following the model of N. Scott Momaday's The Way To Rainy Mountain, students write three-voice narratives based on Kiowa folktales, an interview with an Elder, and personal connections to theme.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom

Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates’ names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.