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Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creating Character Blogs

Students view examples of blogs, learn the basic elements of blog creation, and then create a blog from the perspective of a fictional character.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts

Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading

Students create mental images while reading using a three-pronged approach: developing schemata and visual awareness; Watch-Read-Watch-Read (W-R-W-R), using video clips; and a strategy similar to the think-aloud approach.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Language Skills Using the Phone Book

Through a series of activities using the phone book, students learn to use text aids, collect information relevant to a topic, organize information, synthesize information and use key words.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Developing Characterization in Raymond Carver's "A Small, Good Thing"

Students read Raymond Carver's story "A Small, Good Thing," focusing on characterization in order to develop one of the static characters—the hit-and-run driver who causes Scotty's death—more fully.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook

In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices using Facebook-like pages.