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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading

Students learn about the process of questioning and using webs to organize information during reading and then practice writing factual and inferential questions.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Blogging With Photovoice: Sharing Pictures in an Integrated Classroom

Make the most of your students' diverse ability levels and experience with a prewriting activity in which they describe an abstract idea using blogging and photographs that they have taken.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books

History has many faces in this lesson in which students read Jane Addams Award-winning books to learn about peace, social justice, world community, and equality.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts

Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of nonviolent conflict-resolution is reinterpreted in modern texts. Homework is differentiated to prompt discussion on how nonviolence is portrayed through characterization and conflict. Students will be formally assessed on a thesis essay that addresses the Six Kingian Principles of Nonviolence.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature Circles: Getting Started

Students practice different ways of collaborating to read a work of literature. They work in different roles as they compose and answer questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine literary elements.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age

Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.