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Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Schema-Building Study With Patricia Polacco

Students use the Semantic Impressions and Possible Sentences strategies to write about Patricia Polacco's books Chicken Sunday and Rechenka's Egg, complete a character study, and write using a WebQuest.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

Through a study of Langston Hughes’ poetry, students connect his writing to his place in history.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Read It Again: Comprehension Strategies for English-Language Learners

Help Spanish-speaking English-language learners unlock the mysteries of their new language by using a bilingual book to recognize unfamiliar words and construct meaning from the text.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

Students observe animals using one of the many webcams broadcasting from zoos and aquariums around the United States and the world, with a focus on observation, discussion, questioning, and research.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Prompting Revision through Modeling and Written Conversations

Students create a checklist outlining what effective writers do, revise his or her own writing, and engage in a written conversation to help peers with the revision process.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: A Character’s Letter to the Editor

Students write a persuasive letter to the editor of a newspaper from a selected fictional character’s perspective, focusing on a specific issue or situation explored in the novel.