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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Creating an Online Community Through Electronic Portfolios

Students publish their work in an electronic portfolio, which enables them to respond to each other's content online.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Stop Signs, McDonald's, and Cheerios: Writing With Environmental Print

Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry

Students explore the idea of "crossing boundaries" through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Creating Careers for Characters

Students select a job listing for a character in a book they have read, then create a resume and application letter for that character.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles

Students observe how language features vary when shifting from an informal to a formal style or vice versa. By engaging in style shifting in both speech and writing, students become aware of how we all change language styles depending on the contexts in which we are speaking or writing.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Found Poems/Parallel Poems

Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.