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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Making It Visual for ELL Students: Teaching History Using Maus

Spark the engagement of English-language learners or reluctant readers with the graphic novel Maus. The visual information provided by the genre serves as a support for reading and critical engagement.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Using Story Innovation to Teach Fluency, Vocabulary, and Structure

An instructional strategy called story innovation teaches students fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and story structure. This unique strategy can be adapted for many purposes.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm

Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Shared Spelling Strategies

Students increase their spelling accuracy and retention, while preserving fluency, by using sound, sight recall, and analyzing strategies instead of memorizing words, as they deal with spelling during drafting.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print

In this lesson from a research skills unit, students examine abstracts on selected books to determine their relevance and helpfulness.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Our Community: Creating ABC Books as Assessment

Students create alphabet books, which are used as an integrated assessment with science, health, social studies, and any other content area. This lesson plans looks at the theme of community.