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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using the Check and Line Method to Enhance Reading Comprehension

Do your students skim assigned text material without even engaging their brains? The Check and Line method encourages students to think about what they are reading and monitor their own comprehension of the information.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Descriptive Video: Using Media Technology to Enhance Writing

Students will have a roaring good time when they watch a scene from The Lion King as a way to compare standard and described programming media.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Sharing Favorite Books Using Interactive Character Trading Cards

Using selected characters from a text of their choice, students put their literary analysis skills to work by creating fictional character trading cards.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Minilesson

Clang, clash, or tinkle? Students explore the use of onomatopoeia in Edgar Allan Poe's “The Bells” before choosing their own sound words in response to specific sounds.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Investigating Junk Mail: Negotiating Critical Literacy at the Mailbox

Students increase their media literacy skills by critically examining and revising junk mail.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Children’s Natural Curiosity to Lead to Descriptive Writing

Inspired by the book It Begins with an A, kindergarten students are invited to turn their curiosity and guesswork into a class book, complete with illustrated objects and descriptive language