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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War

Students in grades 4 and 5 discuss inferential comprehension and visualization as they use a think-aloud questioning strategy to develop a deeper understanding of a historical novel.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Writers' Workshop: The Biographical Sketch

Students use the faces and places they learn about in their research to write a biography about a contemporary or historical figure.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling Patterns "Go Fish" Card Game

Students use sets of words that share a spelling pattern to create a card game like "Go Fish" and then play the game in groups, helping them improve their spelling.

 

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.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Dialect Detectives: Exploring Dialect in Great Expectations

Great Expectations is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England. What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On

This lesson uses One Green Apple by Eve Bunting to teach how characters change across a text. It will also guide students through writing an epilogue to accompany their independent book.