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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Buzz! Whiz! Bang! Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia

This lesson is sure to sizzle, not fizzle, as students use comic strips to find onomatopoetic words, develop a vocabulary list from the words, and discuss why writers use onomatopoeia.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Pros and Cons of Discussion

Students use a Discussion Web to engage in meaningful discussion of the question, "Are people equal?"


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

The Solution Square: Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Students will square up a conflict and learn how to effectively resolve any issues using a Solution Square.


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   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Reading Strategies with Henry and Mudge

In this lesson, students read Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night as a whole group as the teacher models a questioning strategy. In subsequent sessions, students practice the questioning strategy and reread for fluency.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Family Memoir: Getting Acquainted With Generations Before Us

Creating a memoir of an older family member allows students both to learn more about their own backgrounds and to learn the power of storytellers.