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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

A Bad Case of Bullying: Using Literature Response Groups

Students learn how to effectively deal with bullying by participating in literature response groups and writing about when they experienced a similar situation or emotion as a fictional character.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A is for Apple: Building Letter-Recognition Fluency

Students apply and build their knowledge of letters and letter sounds as they play games and interact with letters online, creating their own ABC book as a final activity.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Read a Song: Using Song Lyrics for Reading and Writing

This lesson will be music to the students' ears when they hear that they get to read song lyrics and compose original lyrics for a familiar song.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Introducing Each Other: Interviews, Memoirs, Photos, and Internet Research

Students use their communication and writing skills as they interview a partner, write an article about them, and create a multimodal presentation to introduce their partner to the class.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature

Students write a narrative of place, a character sketch, an extended metaphor poem and a persuasive essay then link all four texts to quotations they have selected from a novel.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Plot Structure: A Literary Elements Mini-Lesson

Students learn that the plot structure described by Freytag's Pyramid is actually quite familiar as they diagram the plots of a familiar story, a television show, and a narrative poem.