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Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Readers Theatre With Jan Brett

Students in grades 1-2 use Jan Brett's Hedgie's Surprise for a Readers Theatre experience.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Guided Comprehension: Evaluating Using the Meeting of the Minds Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the strategy of evaluating, using the Meeting of the Minds technique.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Using Personal Connections to Build an Understanding of Emotions

What makes you happy? What makes you sad? Connecting words to feelings enriches vocabulary and helps with concept development.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Powerful Writing: Description in Creating Monster Trading Cards

Students create their own monster trading cards using "powerful," vivid language to describe their creatures.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing the Rhetoric of Corporate Logos across Time

Students think critically about how design elements in logos work together to tell a changing story about a company or product in this visual rhetoric lesson.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Exchanging Ideas by Sharing Journals: Interactive Response in the Classroom

Pairs of students respond to literature alternately in shared journals. Mini-lessons are presented on responding to prompts, creating dialogue, adding drawings, and asking and answering questions.