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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Circles: Generative Writing Loops Help Students Craft Verse

Students put their heads together in a poetry circle to learn and practice different forms of poetry.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A-Z: Learning About the Alphabet Book Genre

Students increase their understanding of alphabet books by participating in a variety of reading and writing activities.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Pictures to Build Schema for Social Studies Content

How do you read an image? Students find out in this lesson in which they "read" several images of the Boston Massacre to better understand the event and recognize effects of propaganda.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan

Story Writing from an Object's Perspective

Students explore writing from non-human perspectives through a picture book read aloud, mini-lesson, collaborative writing, and the writing process. Students create "A Day in the Life of…" story about an inanimate object.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A Poem of Possibilities: Thinking about the Future

After reading John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player," students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Unwinding A Circular Plot: Prediction Strategies in Reading and Writing

Students use graphic organizers to explore plot in circular stories while focusing on prediction and sequencing. After exploring the features of circular plot stories, students write their own stories.