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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Applying Question-Answer Relationships to Pictures

A picture is worth a thousand words as students are guided in viewing wordless picture books and responding to four different types of questions about the images they see.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Learning About Word Families with Click, Clack, Moo

Using text from Doreen Cronin’s Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type as shared readings, first-grade students learn word families and how to decode new words in a word family.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

E-pals Around the World

With e-pals, students develop real-life writing and social experiences, learn the format of a friendly letter and parts of an e-mail message, and discover other cultures, languages, and geographic areas.


Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Making the Cut: Revising Memoirs by Detecting Clutter and Confusion

Students improve a slide show by removing pictures. Their reasons for cutting pictures are translated into revision guidelines for cutting unnecessary words and sections from their rough drafts.


Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth

What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

Using The Grapes of Wrath as a backdrop, students conduct research on issues that the novel addresses, publishing their findings in a multigenre museum exhibit.