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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Casting Shadows Across Literacy and Science

Shadows, shadows, everywhere! In this lesson, students read fiction, informational text, and poetry about shadows to extend their knowledge of the concept before casting their own shadow poetry.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension

Families are all about connections between people. In this lesson, students read three books about different families and make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections to those texts.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Inferring How and Why Characters Change

Students will really get into character when they read short stories and analyze the how's and why's of characters' behaviors.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Breaking the Rules with Sentence Fragments

Though teachers usually caution students against using sentence fragments, Edgar Schuster's work demonstrates that professional writers often use fragments effectively. This lesson helps students understand that there are reasons that they can and should use sentence fragments to become effective writers.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Packing the Pilgrim's Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom

Students make personal connections between their lives and those of Pilgrim children by following the Pilgrims' move to the New World, their daily lives and struggles and their first Thanksgiving.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.