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Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Lonely as a Cloud: Using Poetry to Understand Similes

Students identify similes in poetry and gain experience in using similes as a poetic device in their own work.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Semicolons and Swift: Analyzing Punctuation and Meaning

This lesson will help punctuation make a mark on students as they read Jonathan Swift's work and analyze his use of punctuation.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

No Teachers Allowed: Student-Led Book Clubs Using QAR

Students are introduced to the Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy through a read-aloud and question sort. Students then use the strategy to develop questions for a peer-led book discussion.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creative Outlining-From Freewriting to Formalizing

After reading a short story, students use freewriting as a catalyst for a literary analysis essay.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Put That on the List: Collaboratively Writing a Catalog Poem

Using the structure of a list poem, students combine creative expression with poetic techniques and language exploration in order to write group poems about what really matters in their lives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Discovering Memory: Li-Young Lee's Poem "Mnemonic" and the Brain

Students learn about memory by doing a memory-writing exercise, studying the brain to understand how it affects memory, reading Li-Young Lee's poem "Mnemonic," and creating projects to demonstrate their understanding.