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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation

Students discuss prosody, gain a new appreciation for literature intended for oral performance, and participate in activities that instill the value of technology in shaping their appreciation of literature.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Make a Splash! Using Dramatic Experience to “Explode the Moment”

Students will have a blast as they use descriptive language to write about an “explosive” and dramatic moment in their lives.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images

Students will be monkeying around in this lesson when they create a digital class book in which they imagine what Curious George would do if he visited their school.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The History Behind Song Lyrics

Students research the items listed in the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel, noting their historical relevance, and then document their findings using an online chart.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project

Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling

The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft.