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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Gabbing About Garfield: Conversing About Texts With Comic Creator

Students will definitely get animated as they discuss comics’ features and designs, and they’re sure to enjoy the lesson’s punch line assignment: creating a comic strip of their own.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Race With Grace: Sports Poetry in Motion

In this lesson, athletics, aesthetics, and poetics intersect in new ways as developing literacy learners experiment together with the forms of language.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online

Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.

 

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

Letters and Learning Genre

Using their prior knowledge of books containing letters, students show their understanding of genre by rewriting a story and reflecting on how traditional stories differs from stories told in letters.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Trading Information about Minerals Through Trading Cards

Using the free Trading Cards Mobile App, students create trading cards to share properties of various minerals with their classmates and connect the use of minerals to their own lives.