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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas

Students’ responses to this lesson will be out of this world after they’ve researched astronomy to write poetry and compile a poetry book.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills

Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping

Students work in pairs and groups as they complete fishbone maps that highlight main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text and then write summaries of content area texts.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Class Rules: A Beginning to Creating Community

Students work together to create classroom rules by brainstorming why they are at school and what they need while they are there.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Creative Communication Frames: Discovering Similarities between Writing and Art

Graphic organizers assist the development of comparative vocabulary and generate discussions of analogy and metaphor in art as students go on a real or virtual tour of an art gallery.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss

Young readers create a classroom book modeled after Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate all the places they can read