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Grades   2 – 3  |  Lesson Plan

Show What You Know: Read, Write and Solve Math Problems

Informational texts, iPads, and interactive games, oh, my! Help students journey through multimodal texts to identify and solve real-world mathematics problems using writing and apps.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Movies and TV: Learning the "Language" of Moving-Image Texts

Introduce students to the idea that movies and TV have their own language and grammar, which gives them special ways of telling their stories.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring World Cultures Through Folk Tales

Journey around the world with students as they read a Japanese, African, or Welsh folk tale, create a visual depiction of the tale, research the tale's culture, and present findings.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales

Students examine three examples of revisionist fairy tales in which female characters act in empowered roles rather than behaving helpless and submissive.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style

Students use social networking sites to trace the development of characters by assuming the persona of a character on the class Ning and sending a set number of tweets, or status updates.

 

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan

A "Cay"ribbean Island Study

As a pre-reading activity for The Cay, groups of students choose and study a Caribbean island, create a final product in the format of their choice, and finally, do an oral presentation to share information learned.