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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Seuss and Silverstein: Posing Questions, Presenting Points

Students will enjoy this blast from the past as they read the works of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein to analyze the way social issues are addressed in selected works.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words

After reading an engaging yet predictable text about a child looking for his cat, students use a similar format and high-frequency words to craft tales about their own lost pets.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study

Students track the elements of mystery stories through Directed Learning-Thinking Activities, story maps, and puzzles. Then they offer clues for other readers as they plan and write original mystery stories.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover

Students select a book to read based only on its cover art. After reading the book, they use an interactive tool to create a new cover for it.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach

Students explore multiple genres through genre studies. They record evidence of genre characteristics on bookmarks as they read, and finish by giving a book review for their classmates.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Comic Makeovers: Examining Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Media

Students explore stereotypes in the media and representations of race, class, ethnicity, and gender by analyzing comics over a two-week period and then re-envisioning them with a "comic character makeover."