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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Creative Writing Through Wordless Picture Books

Students are exposed to wordless picture books and begin developing story lines, both orally and in writing, using an online, interactive story map.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Building Classroom Community Through the Exploration of Acrostic Poetry

What do your students think about each other? Find out as you teach them the concepts of acrostic poems and challenge them to write an uplifting acrostic about a classmate.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance

Students participate in shared reading, choral reading, and readers theater, using books by Bill Martin, Jr. Repeated readings and literary performances help students with their reading accuracy, expression, and rate.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Sí, Se Puede: Making a Difference, One Letter at a Time

After reading the book ¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A., students learn about labor unions, strikes, and organizing for change. Students interview staff members in their school to learn about their daily work life, and write persuasive advocacy letters.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Weekly Writer’s Blogs: Building a Reflective Community of Support

Students explore the conventions of blog writing while using it to self-reflect on their writing and communicate with classmates about each other's reflections.