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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms

Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Student of the Day: Create Sound/Letter Understanding With Names

Name games make learning letters fun and interactive in this lesson where students get to know more about each other as they spell out their classmates' names.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Plotting a Plan to Improve Writing: Using Plot Scaffolds

Students really get into character in this lesson as they act out the parts of a script and analyze character motivations and dialogue.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Literature Circles: Getting Started

Students practice different ways of collaborating to read a work of literature. They work in different roles as they compose and answer questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine literary elements.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards

Students create their own monster trading cards using "powerful," vivid language to describe their creatures.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Mapping Characters Across Book Series

Students work on a guided characterization project, using a graphic map to illustrate the ways a character from a book series grows and evolves over the course of the story.