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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

A-Z: Learning About the Alphabet Book Genre

Students increase their understanding of alphabet books by participating in a variety of reading and writing activities.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Press Conference for Bud, Not Buddy

Students read Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, demonstrate comprehension of the story by involving themselves in discussions, and analyze the characters in preparation for a class "press conference."

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

The Solution Square: Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Students will square up a conflict and learn how to effectively resolve any issues using a Solution Square.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Paying Attention to Technology: Exploring a Fictional Technology

Students complete a short survey to establish their beliefs about technology. They compare their opinions to the ideas in a novel that depicts technology (such as 1984 or Fahrenheit 451).

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens

After a discussion about courage and adversity and reading Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, students examine Karana's character development and look for examples of courage in their community.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Picture Books as Framing Texts: Research Paper Strategies for Struggling Writers

Students use picture books as framing texts for research, freeing them from the language of encyclopedia sources and allowing them to focus their attention on the content of their papers.