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Teacher Resources by Grade
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ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students learn content area vocabulary and increase reading comprehension using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) approach.
Grades 7 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Let the students be the vocabulary experts! Prior to whole class instruction, students create online flashcards and teach the class the new vocabulary.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
Grades K – 5 | Mobile App | Organizing & Summarizing
The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 13
Students consider how the printing press affects their world by completing a printing inventory, comparing lists, and developing a "super" list of all printed materials that they interact with.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 16
Students brainstorm the possible meaning of the title The Scarlet Letter and what its significance might be. The class' responses are returned to once the reading has begun to see how their definitions have changed.
Grades 5 – 12 | Printout | Informational Sheet
This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to determine the level and type of support you need to provide students based on careful preparation as a content area expert.