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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Alphabetizing With Original Stories

Students write original stories using alphabetical order, beginning each page with a new letter, and then illustrate their texts in class or at home with their families.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

I Used My Own Words! Paraphrasing Informational Texts

Tell me about it in your own words! If students can paraphrase the information they have read, then you—and they—can be confident that they understand it.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Get the GIST: A Summarizing Strategy for Any Content Area

GIST is a summarizing technique that can be used in any content area. Students will learn and apply the strategy while doing online research and writing activities on news stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction

Students work as a class to explore a character in a book they have read by identifying traits and finding textual references to support their choices.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

Introducing the Venn Diagram in the Kindergarten Classroom

In this lesson, kindergarten students manipulate hula hoops and real objects, as they use Venn diagrams to problem solve, explore, and record information to share with others.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Travel Brochures: Highlighting the Setting of a Story

Readers are often transported to the places mentioned in texts through words and descriptions. This lesson invites students to create travel brochures about the setting of texts they have read.