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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Mysteries of Memory: Memorization Techniques That Work

Students learn techniques that can aid in memorizing information, play online memory games, and participate in a class memory game to develop and share their own memory strategies.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Talking About Books to Improve Comprehension

This lesson is a conversation-starter! In this lesson, students learn about striking up deep-thought conversations and staying on topic in the form of a book talk.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Learning About Word Families with Click, Clack, Moo

Using text from Doreen Cronin’s Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type as shared readings, first-grade students learn word families and how to decode new words in a word family.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers

Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code" of horror writing and use what they learn to write scary stories of their own.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads

Students explore the ballads genre by reading medieval ballads to deduce their characteristics, acting out the ballads, comparing medieval and modern ballads using Venn diagrams, and composing their own ballads.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

He Said/She Said: Analyzing Gender Roles through Dialogue

Students analyze dialogue tags used with male and female characters in a book they have read. They then evaluate the message the dialogue tags convey about gender roles.