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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Vocabulary With Franklin: Helping Students Become Word Wizards

Students will be word wizards after they’ve completed this lesson of vocabulary and spelling games and activities.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez

Poetry and politics combine in this lesson where students write a free verse poem in the voice of Cesar Chavez.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Prove It!: A Citation Scavenger Hunt

Students are challenged to find citations that support details about the characters, plot, or themes from a text.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Campaigning for Fair Use: Public Service Announcements on Copyright Awareness

Students explore a range of resources on fair use and copyright then design their own audio public service announcements (PSAs), to be broadcast over the school’s public address system.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading

This lesson pairs the reading of historical fiction with nonfiction to introduce students to the large themes of history.