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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

What’s My Subject? A Subject-Verb Agreement Minilesson

Students explore subject–verb agreement using real-life examples and then talk about the difference between formal and informal language and how to use this important grammatical rule.

 

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   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of previewing.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Genre Study

Multidimensional, challenging, and popular with students, comics provide an excellent way to introduce the concept of genres.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Utilizing Visual Images for Creating and Conveying Setting in Written Text

This lesson supports third-through-sixth grade students as they communicate story setting to their readers through the use of visual image prompts. Activities include individual and cooperative learning group work, as well as whole class discussion.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Facilitating Student-Led Seminar Discussions with The Piano Lesson

August Wilson's play The Piano Lesson invites students to ask a number of questions—big
and small. Students learn how to create effective discussion questions and then put them to use in student-led discussions.