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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Reading and Writing About Pollution to Understand Cause and Effect

Students get to write a whale of a tale when they complete a graphic organizer sequencing the journey of a mountain fish to a polluted waterway.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion

In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.

 

Grades   10 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Seeking Social Justice Through Satire: Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”

This lesson assists advanced students in grades 10–12 in comprehending Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” and developing a presentation to satirize a contemporary social issue.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll

In this lesson from a research skills unit, students read informational text, looking for supporting details. They practice skimming and scanning print resources, and scrolling through electronic resources.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read!

The teacher shouts, "Drop Everything and Read!" and students settle into their seats to read books they've selected. This independent reading program helps students build a lifelong reading habit.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future

After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.