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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Traveling the Road to Freedom Through Research and Historical Fiction

Students learn how to walk a mile in someone else's shoes by reading historical fiction about the Underground Railroad.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

The Two Voices of the ow Spelling Pattern

Variable vowels are the focus of this lesson; students use nursery rhymes and ow to study how vowels can change their sounds according to different spelling patterns.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts

Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Swish! Pow! Whack! Teaching Onomatopoeia Through Sports Poetry

Students explore poetry about sports, looking closely at the use of onomatopoeia. After viewing a segment of a sporting event, students create their own onomatopoeic sports poems.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Put That on the List: Independently Writing a Catalog Poem

In this follow-up to writing collaborative catalog poems, students write individual catalog poems about what really matters in their lives, based on Carver's poem "The Car."


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.