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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Reciprocal Revision: Making Peer Feedback Meaningful

Interpreting art is a subjective process. In this lesson, students write written responses analyzing a work of art and use feedback from their peers to revise or confirm their initial responses.

 

Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips

Students demonstrate their knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships by creating original comic strips and sharing their completed work in an oral presentation format.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Critical Reading: Two Stories, Two Authors, Same Plot?

Students make predictions about the stories and analyze story elements, compare and contrast the different stories, distinguish between fact and opinion, and draw conclusions supported by evidence from their readings.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

It Doesn't Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature

After listening to the beginning of a story, students use details in the text, personal experience, and prior knowledge to predict the way the story will end.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is used as a primer to teach students how to analyze a literary work using plot, theme, characterization, and psychoanalytical criticism.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

When Less IS More—Understanding Minimalist Fiction

This lesson pairs Ernest Hemingway's short story "Cat in the Rain' with Raymond Carver's "Little Things" to guide students to an understanding of the characteristics of minimalist fiction.