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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A is for Apple: Building Letter-Recognition Fluency

Students apply and build their knowledge of letters and letter sounds as they play games and interact with letters online, creating their own ABC book as a final activity.


Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Self-Questioning Using Question-Answer Relationships

Guided comprehension moves your students beyond decoding to become independent readers. Generating questions to guide reading helps readers make connections with the text and supports independent comprehension of new texts.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Word Wizards: Students Making Words

The Word Wizard activities in this lesson transform phonics from drudgery into delight! Students manipulate letters to make different words.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Irony in the Conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front

After reading All Quiet on the Western Front, students discuss the novel's ironic ending, then compose alternate titles and endings for the book, and design new book covers.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer’s Style through Imitation

This lesson asks students to analyze the features of a poet’s work then create their own poems based on the original model.


Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose

Watch Mother Goose work her magic! This lesson uses nursery rhymes to help emergent readers remember the letters and their sounds and identify word chunks.