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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Music and Me: Visual Representations of Lyrics to Popular Music

Students will whistle while they work on this lesson, creating a photomontage movie of their interpretation of a favorite song's lyrics that will end everyone's day on a high note.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Improve Students' Writing Using Online Workshops

"If tomorrow morning the sky falls...have clouds for breakfast." Cooper Eden's book If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow offers unconventional responses to life's challenges, and this lesson's activities encourage students to do the same. Online writing groups provide a forum for constructive peer review.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Using Beloved as a model of a work with multiple narrative perspectives, students use a visualizing activity and close reading to consider ways in which subjective values shape contradictory representations.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research

This lesson uses Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg to highlight ten major landmarks of the world. Students research the landmarks and present their findings to the class.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Character Clash: A Minilesson on Paragraphing and Dialogue

Students learn about paragraphing conventions in dialogue by revising their own writing.