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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Getting to Know You: Developing Short Biographies to Build Community

How well do your students know their peers? Students transform into investigative reporters as they interview a classmate, compile the biographical data into graphic form, and introduce the student to the class.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books

History has many faces in this lesson in which students read Jane Addams Award-winning books to learn about peace, social justice, world community, and equality.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Traveling the Road to Freedom Through Research and Historical Fiction

Students learn how to walk a mile in someone else's shoes by reading historical fiction about the Underground Railroad.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Reading and Analyzing Multigenre Texts

Students develop a definition of multigenre texts by exploring multigenre picture books. They brainstorm what it takes to read these texts successfully and discuss strategies needed to comprehend the texts.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," then create their own poetry about a historical event.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Literature Circle Roles Reframed: Reading as a Film Crew

Capture students' enthusiasm for film and transfer it to reading and literature by substituting film production roles for the traditional literature circle roles.