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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Improve Students' Writing Using Online Workshops

"If tomorrow morning the sky falls...have clouds for breakfast." Cooper Eden's book If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow offers unconventional responses to life's challenges, and this lesson's activities encourage students to do the same. Online writing groups provide a forum for constructive peer review.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map

Students practice with words and develop both definitional and contextual knowledge through two agents—purposeful sequencing of steps and collaboration with peers.

 

Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Show What You Know: Read, Write and Solve Math Problems

Informational texts, iPads, and interactive games, oh, my! Help students journey through multimodal texts to identify and solve real-world mathematics problems using writing and apps.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Rummaging for Fiction: Using Found Photographs and Notes to Spark Story Ideas

In this lesson, students use found notes and found photographs as inspiration to help them identify subjects, settings, characters, and conflicts for pieces of creative writing.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Persuasive Writing: What Can Writing in Family Message Journals Do for Students?

This lesson engages children in using writing to their families as a persuasive tool to get what they want and need.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Character Clash: A Minilesson on Paragraphing and Dialogue

Students learn about paragraphing conventions in dialogue by revising their own writing.