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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Dynamite Diamante Poetry

Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities.

 

Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of monitoring.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A World of Readers: Libraries Around the World

Bookworms will enjoy the bytes they find in this lesson as they research and share information about online library services in places around the world.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye

Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer's Style through Imitation

This lesson asks students to analyze the features of a poet's work then create their own poems based on the original model.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

What Did George Post Today? Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook

After researching famous people of the American Revolution, students create Facebook-like PowerPoint presentations to share their knowledge with classmates.