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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography

Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make text–self–world connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Spelling Cheerleading: Integrating Movement and Spelling Generalizations

"2-4-6-8, students will be spelling great" in this lesson that teaches the y rule for adding suffixes through cheering the spelling of words aloud, word sorts, and writing stories.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Text Talk: Julius, the Baby of the World

Students are asked to "talk" with Kevin Henkes' Julius, the Baby of the World by using open-ended questions to help them interpret the language, plot, and characters of the story.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Our Classroom: Writing an Owner's Manual

Students write an owner's manual that helps them get to know their classroom, provides them with a sense of ownership, and lets others know about their classroom.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Sharing Info from Informational Reading

Reporting on an informational book doesn't have to be boring! Instead of the traditional book report format, students create newspapers using a Printing Press interactive to share what they have learned from reading informational books.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

How Does My Garden Grow? Writing in Science Field Journals

Students plant a garden and study its growth using the inquiry process of questioning and exploring. As they research and study, students record their observations in a field journal.