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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Flying to Freedom: Tar Beach and The People Could Fly

Students look to the past and use historical context to compare and contrast two characters from folktales.

 

Grades   K – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Word Study with Henry and Mudge

Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.

 

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

Worth Its Weight: Letter Writing with "The Things They Carried"

This lesson uses a letter-writing activity based on Tim O’Brien’s story “The Things They Carried” to build empathy as students examine the weight they symbolically carry in their own lives.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Family Message Journals Teach Many Purposes for Writing

This lesson encourages children to explore authentic reasons for writing by writing messages to their family in a family message journal.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Myth and Truth: Independence Day

By exploring myths and truths surrounding Independence Day, students think critically about commonly believed stories regarding the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the Independence Day holiday.