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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

You Can't Spell the Word Prefix Without a Prefix

Students explore the role of prefixes, as well as their origins and meanings, and examine how the understanding of prefixes can improve comprehension, decoding, and spelling.

 

Grades   3 – 7  |  Lesson Plan

Strategic Reading and Writing: Summarizing Antislavery Biographies

Antislavery heroes are the focus of this lesson. Students research a historical figure who played a key role in the abolition of slavery, and then create a three-dimensional biographical mobile.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading

What if students could see the relevance of their school curriculum to real-world, interesting, STEM-related careers? Let’s help them create a great future!

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: The Elements of Fiction

Students identify the elements of fiction in a book they have read and share summaries of them by writing and illustrating their own mini-book.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Fashion Fun with Fossil Fuels

After researching specific fossil fuel issues, students create their own clothing brands that express their opinions about the issues and then share their information and clothing line using either PowerPoint or Prezi.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics

Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.