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Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Catching the Bug for Reading Through Interactive Read-Alouds

Students learn about story structure, new vocabulary, and a variety of reading strategies by participating in an interactive read-aloud of Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling in Parts: Learning to Spell, Write, and Read Polysyllabic Words

How do you spell polysyllabic? While this word may be a bit too advanced for students, they will definitely be spelling polysyllabic words using a strategy called Spelling in Parts.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A Portrait of Our World: Making Connections and Developing Comprehension

Students engage in carousel walks, character analyses, global explorations, and genre studies while using valuable language arts strategies to build higher-level comprehension skills.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Audio Broadcasts and Podcasts: Oral Storytelling and Dramatization

After exploring Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, students create their own audio dramatization of a text they have read.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A Tale of a Few Text Messages: A Character Study of A Tale of Two Cities

Students use A Tale of Two Cities to explore relationships, plot points, character traits, and background by writing text messages between characters within the novel.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment

After discussing the poem “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur, students analyze their own writing habits and create an extended metaphor describing themselves as writers.