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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension in Action: Teaching Summarizing With the Bio-Cube

Students learn the ins and outs of writing biographies by researching a contemporary or historical figure and writing a summary.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Building Phonemic Awareness With Phoneme Isolation

Students improve phonemic awareness through games and chants that help them isolate beginning and ending sounds and connect them with their written symbols (graphemes).

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts

Frogs often appear as the main character in fiction stories, but what do students really know about frogs? Students find out in this lesson in which they research real-life frogs.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling

The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Utilizing Visual Images for Creating and Conveying Setting in Written Text

This lesson supports third-through-sixth grade students as they communicate story setting to their readers through the use of visual image prompts. Activities include individual and cooperative learning group work, as well as whole class discussion.