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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art

Students will eat up this lesson about oranges as they practice the skills that help them investigate and make detailed observations for descriptive purposes.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Rain, Ice, Steam: Using Reading to Support Inquiry About the Water Cycle

Water is always moving in a continuous cycle from liquid to solid to gas and back again. Students study this never-ending cycle through shared readings, center activities, and experiments.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Using Prediction as a Prereading Strategy

Students learn about and apply the prediction strategy while reading a trade book. They use response journals to record questions and responses based on prereading predictions.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream

By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The History Behind Song Lyrics

Students research the items listed in the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel, noting their historical relevance, and then document their findings using an online chart.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom

Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates' names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.