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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez

Poetry and politics combine in this lesson where students write a free verse poem in the voice of Cesar Chavez.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Magazine Redux: An Exercise in Critical Literacy

Paper and pixels get compared in this lesson in which students compare both printed and online versions of a magazine.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales

From "once upon a time" to "happily ever after," students learn to recognize story structure in fairy tales and create a logical sequence of events when writing original stories.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Modeling Academic Writing Through Scholarly Article Presentations

Students prepare an already published scholarly article for presentation, with an emphasis on identification of the author's thesis and argument structure.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The ABCs of Poetry

Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings

Students read science fiction texts and then use nonfiction texts to extrapolate the scientific principles presented as they discuss the "what ifs" within the context of scientific principles.