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Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Using Web-Based Bookmarks to Conduct Internet Research

The important thing about this lesson is… that it connects literature and science. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown provides a model for original student poems about a content area topic. Web-based bookmarks guide students to appropriate sites on the topic, and a graphic organizer helps them focus their research.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling Patterns "Go Fish" Card Game

Students use sets of words that share a spelling pattern to create a card game like "Go Fish" and then play the game in groups, helping them improve their spelling.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction

Students explore organizational features of nonfiction science. Students then work together to create a two-page spread using those features to present information about their local environment.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Bio-graph: Graphing Life Events

Students interview other students, choose significant life events, rate them, graph them, and write about one or more, in this activity that integrates mathematical graphing with writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Polishing Preposition Skills through Poetry and Publication

Students deepen and refine their understanding of prepositions by reading Ruth Heller's Behind the Mask. They write preposition poetry and create a study guide using an online tool.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond “What I Did on Vacation”: Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing

After reading and analyzing short examples of travel writing and discussing conventions of the genre, students write their own travel articles.