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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip

3, 2, 1... Blast off! Students learn new vocabulary by taking a virtual field trip to the moon, read-alouds, creating a picture dictionary, and completing a final writing activity.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Greeting Cards to Motivate Students and Enhance Literacy Skills

Imagination and illustration are the key in this lesson in which students read and create their own greeting cards.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Students' Critical Thinking Skills Through Whole-Class Dialogue

“That’s my position and I’m sticking to it!” After reading about the Korean War, students will take a position in response to an open-ended question, support their position, and evaluate that support.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Guess What’s in the Bag: A Language-based Activity

Students play a guessing game to practice using descriptive language.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns

Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Not Your Usual History Lesson: Writing Historical Markers

Students will develop their summarizing skills while learning about local history. They will learn to consider audience while selecting topics, conducting research and interviews, and writing historical markers for their town.