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Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience

Students use various tools and features of digital readers to develop vocabulary, support comprehension, respond to text, improve fluency, and enhance the reading experience.

 

Grade   1  |  Lesson Plan

Hey Diddle, Diddle! Generating Rhymes for Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction

Students practice matching rhyming words, apply phonological awareness to analogy-based phonics, and use the interactive Construct-a-Word to create rhyming words by adding a beginning consonant to a word ending.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

In Literature, Interpretation is the Thing

Students consider Shakespearean literature to be or not to be useful in a modern context when they analyze the relationship between text and reader interpretation.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Draft Letters: Improving Student Writing through Critical Thinking

Draft letters ask students to think critically about their writing on a specific assignment before submitting their work to a reader. This lesson explains and provides models for the strategy.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Satire with Shrek

The movie Shrek introduces the satirical techniques of exaggeration, incongruity, reversal, and parody. Students brainstorm fairy tale characteristics, identify satirical techniques, then create their own satirical versions of fairy tales.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

On a Musical Note: Exploring Reading Strategies by Creating a Soundtrack

Students create a soundtrack for a novel that they have read, as they engage in such traditional reading strategies as predicting, visualizing, and questioning.