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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Shhh! Bear's Sleeping: Learning About Nonfiction and Fiction Using Read-Alouds

Students explore the distinction between the fiction story Bear Snores On and the nonfiction book Every Autumn Comes the Bear.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Alliteration All Around

Students learn about alliteration, and then practice using alliteration in acrostic poems, tongue twisters, alphabet books, and number books.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Picture Understanding! Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades With Picture Books

Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Searching for Gold: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Each small group of students researches one aspect of the same big topic, such as the Gold Rush, and teaches what they have learned to the rest of the class.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology

Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print

In this lesson from a research skills unit, students examine abstracts on selected books to determine their relevance and helpfulness.