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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   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum

Students learn about word families by reading Kevin Henkes’s book Chrysanthemum, identifying words with certain vowel pair endings, and reading words with similar endings.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play

What wonderful ways words work! The parts of speech are the highlight of this lesson in which students identify parts of speech in a nonsensical poem and then create their own wild and wacky rhymes.

 

Grades   9 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Aesthetic Criteria: Using Music to Move Beyond Like/Dislike with Poetry

In this lesson, students develop the cognitive tool of criteria development for discussing the aesthetics of poetry and music.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study

In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

What Makes Poetry? Exploring Line Breaks

Students read various poems and explore why lines are broken where they are and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance in poetry.