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Grades   10 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Seeking Social Justice Through Satire: Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

This lesson assists advanced students in grades 1012 in comprehending Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and developing a presentation to satirize a contemporary social issue.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Pairing Fiction With Poetry and Performance

Make connections across genres and across cultures to engage students in the study of literary voice and themes. Comprehension skills and vocabulary also come into play, especially for English language learners, as students read a novel and related poems, then write and perform original poems related to the novel.

 

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

Learning to Learn with Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

Modeled on the activities in Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, a picture book, students combine vocabulary exploration with word play by planning their own vocabulary parade.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards

Students create their own monster trading cards using "powerful," vivid language to describe their creatures.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Weekly Writer's Blogs: Building a Reflective Community of Support

Students explore the conventions of blog writing while using it to self-reflect on their writing and communicate with classmates about each other's reflections.