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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

This is My Story: Encouraging Students to Use a Unique Voice

What did the wolf think of Red Riding Hood? Once Upon a Fairy Tale offers his side of the story and more, providing vivid examples of how voice enlivens narrative. After comparing versions of the story, students apply the concept of voice to Fractured Fairy Tales and other writing activities.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Creating a Feast for the Senses With Mentor Texts

This lesson teaches intermediate students to “use the experts” to learn how to revise to create sharp, sensory-rich experiences for their readers.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

What’s Under the Slide? Making Inferences Using Microscopes

Students hone their critical thinking skills by learning how to make inferences from textual clues.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Voice with Anthony Browne’s Voices in the Park

Students analyze Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne to determine how an author keeps an audience interested by creating voice and to applying that knowledge to their own writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Found Poems/Parallel Poems

Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Supporting Vocabulary Development with EASE

This lesson allows teachers to enrich students’ oral and written vocabulary using the EASE sequence of instruction: Enunciate, Associate, Synthesize, and Emphasize the words you want students to use.