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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Plus! Creating 21st Century Poems with Web Tools

This lesson encourages students to immerse themselves in poetry as they share their original poems orally and digitally with published poets and peers nationwide.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues

How can we convince others to agree with us on important issues? In this lesson, students explore relevant environmental issues and gather information to write persuasive essays.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories

Students gather factual information about frogs and toads to create nonfiction and fiction stories. Drawing is used for prewriting.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs

This lesson challenges students to craft more apparent meanings for traditional maxims by updating proverbs from around the world and writing proverbs of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Creative Communication Frames: Discovering Similarities between Writing and Art

Graphic organizers assist the development of comparative vocabulary and generate discussions of analogy and metaphor in art as students go on a real or virtual tour of an art gallery.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.