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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Reading and Writing About Whales Using Fiction and Nonfiction Texts

Students will have a whale of a good time in this lesson in which they use fiction and nonfiction texts to write a letter to an online scientist.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Make a Splash! Using Dramatic Experience to "Explode the Moment"

Students will have a blast as they use descriptive language to write about an "explosive" and dramatic moment in their lives.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

In the Style of Ernie Pyle: Reporting on World War II

Students will think this lesson should make the headlines when they finish researching Ernie Pyle's work in preparation for writing their own news articles.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On

This lesson uses One Green Apple by Eve Bunting to teach how characters change across a text. It will also guide students through writing an epilogue to accompany their independent book.

 

Grade   K  |  Lesson Plan

Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose

Watch Mother Goose work her magic! This lesson uses nursery rhymes to help emergent readers remember the letters and their sounds and identify word chunks.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Tracking the Ways Writers Develop Heroes and Villains

Everyone knows that Star Wars character Darth Vader is a villain. This lesson asks students to explore how they know such things about heroes and villains they encounter in texts.