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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Student Contracting

Students develop learning contracts that focus on language arts education. This lesson includes a basic student contract format, sustained silent reading (SSR) extension activities, and literature response activities.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Folk Tales: Vowel Influences on the Letter G

Gentle, gigantic, graceful—do these g words describe the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk? Students will explore the hard and soft g sounds by studying fairy tales and animals.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension

Families are all about connections between people. In this lesson, students read three books about different families and make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections to those texts.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

What Would Ben, Tom, and George Think? Blogging about the American Revolution

After researching famous people of the American Revolution, students take on the identities of these Patriots and Loyalists. Students then participate in a blog, writing responses about events leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry

Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost's "Choose Something Like a Star" to construct a more sophisticated understanding of speaker, subject, and tone.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

An Exploration of Text Sets: Supporting All Readers

Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.