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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study

Students track the elements of mystery stories through Directed Learning-Thinking Activities, story maps, and puzzles. Then they offer clues for other readers as they plan and write original mystery stories.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

I Wonder: Writing Scientific Explanations With Students

Students choose a question to explore, research it using a variety of resources, organize their information on a TCF chart, and then collaboratively write a class scientific explanation.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling in Parts: Learning to Spell, Write, and Read Polysyllabic Words

How do you spell polysyllabic? While this word may be a bit too advanced for students, they will definitely be spelling polysyllabic words using a strategy called Spelling in Parts.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Guess What's in the Bag: A Language-based Activity

Students play a guessing game to practice using descriptive language.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence... Lord of the Flies is rife with character development. Use this lesson to help students chart the character changes of Ralph and Jack, both in groups and individually.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

Using Repetition and Picture Cues to Foster Independent Young Readers

Kindergartners share their knowledge of letters and sounds in a large group setting, giving teachers an assessment opportunity. Each student contributes a page to make a repetitive classroom book.