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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension in Action: Teaching Summarizing With the Bio-Cube

Students learn the ins and outs of writing biographies by researching a contemporary or historical figure and writing a summary.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Inclusive Stories: Teaching About Disabilities With Picture Books

Students explore disabilities in order to think critically and sensitively about them. They choose a disability to research and then create a picture book about the disability.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Resumes and Cover Letters for High School Students

High school students are taught how to use resumes and cover letters to highlight their skills and make them stand out, whether applying to college or for a job.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Writing a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models

Using the film The Sandlot, students are introduced to the literary devices of flashbacks and flash-forwards. They then write their own stories using those devices.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay

Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. They then write about a conflict they have experienced and compare it to a conflict from literature.


Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Using Illustrations to Guide Writing

Students use illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a guide to write mysteries
and then present their stories to the class for students to discuss to which illustration each
story corresponds.