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Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

Students explore their towns' landmarks, symbols, and people; look at brochures and other informational tools; practice writing for a specific audience and revising; and work collaboratively to create a brochure.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm

Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.

 

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   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

It’s My Life: Multimodal Autobiography Project

Students express themselves verbally, visually, and musically by creating multimodal autobiographies, exchanging ideas with other students and sharing important events in their lives through PowerPoint presentations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

This lesson uses clips from The Matrix and other dystopian movies to introduce students to the characteristics found in dystopian works, such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Students as Creators: Exploring Copyright

This lesson gives students the tools they need to consider the ethical issues surrounding use and ownership of copyrighted materials.