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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction

In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Weather: A Journey in Nonfiction

Questions about weather clear up when students use what they learned from their books to create a presentation to share with the rest of the class.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Junie B. Jones Introduces Literacy Mystery Boxes

Like Junie B. Jones, students will be saying "Wait till you hear this" after listening to a Junie B. story and creating mystery boxes to help retell the story.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Novel News: Broadcast Coverage of Character, Conflict, Resolution, and Setting

This twist on readers theater has students prepare original news programs based on incidents in a recent reading, as they explore standard literary elements of character, conflict, resolution, and setting.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Characters in Because of Winn-Dixie: Making Lists of Ten

The list of ten things about Opal's absent mother that her father shares in Because of Winn-Dixie serves as inspiration for students to create their own lists describing literary characters.

 

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.