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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading

Students create mental images while reading using a three-pronged approach: developing schemata and visual awareness; Watch-Read-Watch-Read (W-R-W-R), using video clips; and a strategy similar to the think-aloud approach.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Give Them a Hand: Promoting Positive Interaction in Literature Circles

Students circle their desks as they analyze their own participation within a small group discussion.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts

Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media

Using different writing/drawing materials (e.g., markers, color pencils, pastels, etc.), students learn how to communicate different moods and/or feelings to support their written ideas and how authors do the same through their work.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Ekphrasis: Using Art to Inspire Poetry

In this lesson, students explore ekphrasis—writing inspired by art. Students find pieces of art that inspire them and compose a booklet of poems about the pieces they have chosen.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

STAR Search: How Do I Find the Book I Need?

Students become familiar with STAR Search, which provides a set of steps and thinking processes for intermediate students to use in finding library resources relevant to a specific information need.