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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Choosing, Chatting, and Collecting: Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy

Students identify interesting words from Shakespeare's plays and add them to a classroom vocabulary collection.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

Students in grades 4–8 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character

Students get the inside scoop on a story when they create interview questions and answers for characters in the books they read.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Draw a Story: Stepping from Pictures to Writing

Students draw a series of pictures that tell a story, including character action, problem and solution. They ‘read' their story to others, transcribe it into writing, and create an accordion book.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Cooking Up Descriptive Language: Designing Restaurant Menus

Students explore the menu genre by analyzing existing menus from local restaurants. They review adjectives and descriptive writing and then work in groups to create their own custom menus.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

STAR Search: How Do I Find the Book I Need?

Students become familiar with STAR Search, which provides a set of steps and thinking processes for intermediate students to use in finding library resources relevant to a specific information need.