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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Recording Readers Theatre: Developing Comprehension and Fluency With Audio Texts

Students investigate audio texts of mystery stories, evaluate them in terms of both literary and audio qualities, and create Readers Theatre scripts, which they use to record their own podcasts.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Buzz! Whiz! Bang! Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia

This lesson is sure to sizzle, not fizzle, as students use comic strips to find onomatopoetic words, develop a vocabulary list from the words, and discuss why writers use onomatopoeia.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Read a Song: Using Song Lyrics for Reading and Writing

This lesson will be music to the students’ ears when they hear that they get to read song lyrics and compose original lyrics for a familiar song.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Getting Graphic with Alternative Energy Sources

After researching alternative sources of energy, students create online comic books to present their information.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Letters and Learning Genre

Using their prior knowledge of books containing letters, students show their understanding of genre by rewriting a story and reflecting on how traditional stories differs from stories told in letters.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is used as a primer to teach students how to analyze a literary work using plot, theme, characterization, and psychoanalytical criticism.