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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Make a Splash! Using Dramatic Experience to “Explode the Moment”

Students will have a blast as they use descriptive language to write about an “explosive” and dramatic moment in their lives.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip

3, 2, 1... Blast off! Students learn new vocabulary by taking a virtual field trip to the moon, read-alouds, creating a picture dictionary, and completing a final writing activity.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films

Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Style: Defining and Exploring an Author’s Stylistic Choices

Students find examples of specific stylistic devices in sample literary passages then search for additional examples and explore the reasons for the stylistic choices that the author has made.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Avalanche, Aztek, or Bravada? A Connotation Minilesson

Students examine familiar car names for underlying connotations then proceed through a series of steps, increasing their control over language, until they select words with powerful connotations in their own writing.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Graphing Plot and Character in a Novel

In this graphical mapping project, students assign a value to the events, characters, and themes in a novel and think about how the elements of the story are all interconnected.