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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Essay: Environmental Issues

How can we convince others to agree with us on important issues? In this lesson, students explore relevant environmental issues and gather information to write persuasive essays.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Semicolons and Swift: Analyzing Punctuation and Meaning

This lesson will help punctuation make a mark on students as they read Jonathan Swift’s work and analyze his use of punctuation.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A Portrait of Our World: Making Connections and Developing Comprehension

Students engage in carousel walks, character analyses, global explorations, and genre studies while using valuable language arts strategies to build higher-level comprehension skills.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: An Introduction

Students are introduced to proverbs and explore how proverbs are often tied to a culture’s values and everyday experience, although their meanings are not always readily apparent to us today.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs

This lesson challenges students to craft more apparent meanings for traditional maxims by updating proverbs from around the world and writing proverbs of their own.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Family Timelines: Graphing Family Memories and Significant Events

Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timelines based on important and memorable family events.