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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Make a Splash! Using Dramatic Experience to “Explode the Moment”

Students will have a blast as they use descriptive language to write about an “explosive” and dramatic moment in their lives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Keywords: Learning to Focus Internet Research

Surf’s up! Students will make a splash in this lesson when they learn how to effectively surf the Internet for specific information.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing

A big green monster helps students build their reading fluency and word recognition skills through choral reading, literacy center activities, and writing stories.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style

Students use social networking sites to trace the development of characters by assuming the persona of a character on the class Ning and sending a set number of tweets, or status updates.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuading Readers with Endorsement Letters

Students explore the genre of commercial endorsements, establishing characteristics and requirements for the genre. Each student then composes an endorsement of a product, service, company, or industry.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work

This lesson plan invites students to consider characters from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Students explore a selected character and write poems about objects associated with that character.