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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   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

Students in grades 48 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Short-Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes

Through the contrast of short-vowel patterns and use of Dr. Seuss rhymes, students apply their knowledge of vowel sounds in reading and spelling new words.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Persuade Me in Five Slides! Creating Persuasive Digital Stories

After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Compiling Poetry Collections and a Working Definition of Poetry

This unit introduces students to a variety of poetic forms and elements, as they compile their own collections of poetry.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Playing with Prepositions through Poetry

Students play with and explore prepositions during a whole group reading of Ruth Heller's Behind the Mask, and then by composing and publishing prepositional poems based on the book's style.