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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A Prereading Strategy: Using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) Approach

Students learn content area vocabulary and increase reading comprehension using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) approach.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Word Wizards: Students Making Words

The Word Wizard activities in this lesson transform phonics from drudgery into delight! Students manipulate letters to make different words.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Whole-to-Parts Phonics Instruction: Teaching Letter-Sound Correspondences

Students will find that learning onset and rime is a handy skill when they read the Jack and Jill rhyme.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer's Style through Imitation

This lesson asks students to analyze the features of a poet's work then create their own poems based on the original model.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Minilesson

Clang, clash, or tinkle? Students explore the use of onomatopoeia in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" before choosing their own sound words in response to specific sounds.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Creating a Childhood for a Character

Students explore familiar literary characters, usually first encountered as adults, but whose childhood stories are only told later. Students then create childhoods for adult characters from books of their choice.