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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Using Children’s Literature to Develop Classroom Community

Conversation and cooperation bring out the best in students when they hold dialogues about their individual strengths, abilities, and talents.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map

Students practice with words and develop both definitional and contextual knowledge through two agents—purposeful sequencing of steps and collaboration with peers.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Resumes and Cover Letters for High School Students

High school students are taught how to use resumes and cover letters to highlight their skills and make them stand out, whether applying to college or for a job.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye

Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Outside In: Finding A Character’s Heart Through Art

This activity, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the stories of Raymond Carver, challenges students to get inside contemporary life and characters through the creation of monologues.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

Students investigate issues of plagiarism, fair use, and paraphrasing using KWL charts, discussion, and practice.