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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Cultural Connections and Writing for Change

A little understanding can go a long way. After learning about difficulties that Palestinian youths face, students will write a letter to an official discussing these issues.

 

Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

American Sign Language is combined with the hilarious poetry and pictures of Sam's Sandwich, a lift-the-flap book, to engage all types of learners in acquiring key vocabulary.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation

Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuading Readers with Endorsement Letters

Students explore the genre of commercial endorsements, establishing characteristics and requirements for the genre. Each student then composes an endorsement of a product, service, company, or industry.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Assessing Cultural Relevance: Exploring Personal Connections to a Text

As a class, students evaluate a nonfiction or realistic fiction text for its cultural relevance to themselves personally and as a group.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Fairy Tales from Life

Picture books provide the basis for an analysis of fairy tale elements before students write their own original tales.