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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading

Students create mental images while reading using a three-pronged approach: developing schemata and visual awareness; Watch-Read-Watch-Read (W-R-W-R), using video clips; and a strategy similar to the think-aloud approach.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Timelines and Texts: Motivating Students to Read Nonfiction

In an effort to help motivate students to read nonfiction, students are challenged to use a timeline to help them name the year when certain products were invented.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Earth Verse: Using Science in Poetry

Students shape up their reading, writing, and listening skills in this lesson by creating original diamante, acrostic, and shape poems about science.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Alternative Plots for Robert C. O'Brien's Z for Zachariah

Students write new endings for the science fiction novel, Z for Zachariah by exploring alternative plotlines created by making different moral choices than those made by the main character.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Year I Was Born: An Autobiographical Research Project

Students explore the year they were born through interviews and research, and then weave the details into a newspaper or booklet, written from another person's point of view.

 

Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan

Picture This: Combining Infographics and Argumentative Writing

After researching topics that the students have chosen, students write argumentative essays. Then, using Piktochart, students create their own infographics to illustrate their research.