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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Word Sorts for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Students are introduced to short-vowel word families and learn to sort words alone and with a partner using the Word Family Sort activity.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Pairing Fiction With Poetry and Performance

Make connections across genres and across cultures to engage students in the study of literary voice and themes. Comprehension skills and vocabulary also come into play, especially for English language learners, as students read a novel and related poems, then write and perform original poems related to the novel.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling Patterns "Go Fish" Card Game

Students use sets of words that share a spelling pattern to create a card game like "Go Fish" and then play the game in groups, helping them improve their spelling.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover

Students select a book to read based only on its cover art. After reading the book, they use an interactive tool to create a new cover for it.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party

Students attend a 19th Century Victorian party to celebrate Scrooge's new outlook on life. They research characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and assume those personas for the party.

 

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).