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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching About Story Structure Using Fairy Tales

From "once upon a time" to "happily ever after," students learn to recognize story structure in fairy tales and create a logical sequence of events when writing original stories.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools

Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading

Students learn about the process of questioning and using webs to organize information during reading and then practice writing factual and inferential questions.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Literature Circle Roles Reframed: Reading as a Film Crew

Capture students' enthusiasm for film and transfer it to reading and literature by substituting film production roles for the traditional literature circle roles.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Charlotte is Wise, Patient, and Caring: Adjectives and Character Traits

Students find examples of adjectives in a shared reading. Then students "become" major characters in a book and describe themselves and other characters, using powerful adjectives.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Alphabiography Project: Totally You

The traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies—recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet.