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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison

"Reading between the lines" can be as crucial to comprehension as understanding the words on the page. Through guided author studies, students experience the benefits and the limitations of inference.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry

Students learn about personification by reading and discussing poems and then brainstorm nouns and verbs to create personification in their own poems.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Persuading the Principal: Writing Persuasive Letters About School Issues

Students learn that you don’t have to raise your voice to raise a point. Writing a persuasive letter to your principal is a great way to get your opinions heard.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing Character in Hamlet through Epitaphs

Students create epitaphs for characters from a tragedy, such as Hamlet.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts

Students listen to fiction and nonfiction read-alouds and explore selected Websites to identify factual information about animals. This lesson focuses on ants, but can be adapted to any animal.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings

Students read science fiction texts and then use nonfiction texts to extrapolate the scientific principles presented as they discuss the “what ifs” within the context of scientific principles.