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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Let's Read It Again: Comprehension Strategies for English-Language Learners

Help Spanish-speaking English-language learners unlock the mysteries of their new language by using a bilingual book to recognize unfamiliar words and construct meaning from the text.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Building a Learning Community: Crafting Rules for the Classroom

Students will learn to mind their ps and qs in this lesson on etiquette and appropriate behavior in the classroom.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Nature Reflections: Interactive Language Practice for English-Language Learners

Students whose first language is not English reflect on nature through readings, a visit to a green area, and bookmaking using the writing process and peer feedback.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm

After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Using Student-Centered Comprehension Strategies with Elie Wiesel's Night

Working in small groups, students read and discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir Night and then take turns assuming the "teacher" role, as the class works with four different comprehension strategies.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Brochures: Writing for Audience and Purpose

Students create brochures on the same topic as another piece of writing they have done, highlighting how shifting purposes and audiences creates changes in their strategies as writers.