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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Blogging With Photovoice: Sharing Pictures in an Integrated Classroom

Make the most of your students' diverse ability levels and experience with a prewriting activity in which they describe an abstract idea using blogging and photographs that they have taken.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let’s Build a Snowman

In this lesson, students use both fiction and nonfiction texts, the Internet, and a K-W-L chart to learn about how animals survive the winter.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Irony in the Conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front

After reading All Quiet on the Western Front, students discuss the novel's ironic ending, then compose alternate titles and endings for the book, and design new book covers.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research

This lesson uses Ben’s Dream by Chris Van Allsburg to highlight ten major landmarks of the world. Students research the landmarks and present their findings to the class.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry from Prose

Working in small groups, students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.