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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creating an Online Community Through Electronic Portfolios

Students publish their work in an electronic portfolio, which enables them to respond to each other’s content online.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Word Storms to Explore Vocabulary and Encourage Critical Thinking

Students learn that dogs are more than just pets in this lesson, which teaches them to use research and vocabulary-acquisition strategies to learn and write about working dogs.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse

Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a whale in a pail and even "take a little bear and hug it if we dare."

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Digitally Explaining the Immigrant Experience

The United States has become the chosen home for many around the world. From the first explorers to the newest arrivals, each immigrant had his/her own reasons for traveling to America to face new challenges in this country. In this lesson after researching about particular immigrants, students will compare and contrast the immigrant experience. Together with a partner, students will create digital stories to share the experiences of two immigrants to encourage an understanding of the immigrant experience.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Language Skills Using the Phone Book

Through a series of activities using the phone book, students learn to use text aids, collect information relevant to a topic, organize information, synthesize information and use key words.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies

Students compare and analyze novels and the movies adapted from them. They design new DVD covers and a related insert for the movies, reflecting their response to the movie version.