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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Great American Inventors: Using Nonfiction to Learn About Technology Inventions

Who are the people behind the world's greatest inventions? Students read biographies of a terrific trio of American inventors and create presentations that highlight how their inventions from the past impacted the future.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts

Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Self-Questioning Using Question-Answer Relationships

Guided comprehension moves your students beyond decoding to become independent readers. Generating questions to guide reading helps readers make connections with the text and supports independent comprehension of new texts.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Picture This: Using Instagram to Report

After taking a field trip that students document using mobile app Instagram, students become new reporters as they use the interactive Printing Press to tell about their experiences.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: "Cite Those Sources!"

Students learn the importance of crediting others for their words and ideas, and then learn the paraphrasing and citation skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Choosing Clear and Varied Dialogue Tags: A Minilesson

In this minilesson, students explore the use of dialogue tags such as "he said" or "she answered" in picture books and novels, discussing their purpose, form, and style.