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Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Picture Understanding! Building Comprehension in the Primary Grades With Picture Books

Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Disability Using Multimedia and the B-D-A Reading Strategy

History takes on new dimensions in this interactive multimedia lesson that emphasizes the B-D-A approach to research as students investigate the experiences of people with disabilities since the early 1800s.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems

Writing, revising, and publishing are just a few of the tasks students will complete in order to take their cause-and-effect diamante poems from an idea to a reality.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature as a Catalyst for Social Action: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Students are invited to confront and discuss issues of injustice and intolerance in response to reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Minilesson

Clang, clash, or tinkle? Students explore the use of onomatopoeia in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" before choosing their own sound words in response to specific sounds.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Outside In: Finding A Character's Heart Through Art

This activity, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the stories of Raymond Carver, challenges students to get inside contemporary life and characters through the creation of monologues.