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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

And the Question Is... Evaluating the Validity of a Survey

In this lesson, students learn to ask the right questions about the validity of surveys.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Describe That Face: An Interactive Writing Game

Students write descriptions of characters, incorporate new vocabulary words, practice using simile and metaphor, engage in peer editing, and post their revised descriptions on the walls for a matching game.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Giving Voice to Students Through "This I Believe" Podcasts

Students write and record their own essays for a class blog by first completing a series of activities designed to get them thinking and writing about their experiences.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Using Beloved as a model of a work with multiple narrative perspectives, students use a visualizing activity and close reading to consider ways in which subjective values shape contradictory representations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Brochures: Writing for Audience and Purpose

Students create brochures on the same topic as another piece of writing they have done, highlighting how shifting purposes and audiences creates changes in their strategies as writers.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Letters and Learning Genre

Using their prior knowledge of books containing letters, students show their understanding of genre by rewriting a story and reflecting on how traditional stories differs from stories told in letters.