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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Greeting Cards to Motivate Students and Enhance Literacy Skills

Imagination and illustration are the key in this lesson in which students read and create their own greeting cards.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using the Internet to Facilitate Improved Reading Comprehension

Could some common online activities actually improve reading comprehension? Understanding RSS feeds requires inferential thinking, as students use the summary to draw conclusions about the full content.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Student Contracting

Students develop learning contracts that focus on language arts education. This lesson includes a basic student contract format, sustained silent reading (SSR) extension activities, and literature response activities.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Blogtopia: Blogging about Your Own Utopia

Students work together to create their own utopias, using blogs as the primary source of publication.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Greetings from the Biomes of the World

To share their research on biomes, students use iPads to create postcards from all over the world.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Young Adult Literature about the Middle East: A Cultural Response Perspective

Adapted from Sheryl L. Finkle and Tamara J. Lilly's Middle Ground: Exploring Selected Literature from and about the Middle East, this variation on traditional literature circles exposes students to a variety of young adult fiction from and about the Middle East. Students read and share research and responses in collaborative groups. At the end of the lesson, they write a letter to welcome an immigrant student to their school and community.