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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Website Planning in a Bilingual Classroom

Students complete a family survey and plan a website to share the responses, increasing their understanding and appreciation of their own families and cultures, and their classmates as well.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Character Blogs

Students view examples of blogs, learn the basic elements of blog creation, and then create a blog from the perspective of a fictional character.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Learning About Research and Writing Using the American Revolution

Students across the board will get a kick out of researching a historical figure from the American Revolution to create an acrostic poem.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream

By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Thinking Inductively: A Close Reading of Seamus Heaney’s “Blackberry Picking”

This lesson eases students’ fear of interpreting complex poetry by teaching them a strategy with which they determine patterns of imagery, diction, and figurative language in order to unlock meaning.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Responding to Tragedy: Then and Now

After reading several poets’ personal responses to the September 11th terrorist attacks, students write a "then and now" poem that puts their early memories of the event in conversation with their current understanding of and response to the tragedy.