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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Poetry Circles: Generative Writing Loops Help Students Craft Verse

Students put their heads together in a poetry circle to learn and practice different forms of poetry.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring and Sharing Family Stories

Writing gets personal when students interview family members in order to write a personal narrative about that person.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions

There's no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers

Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code" of horror writing and use what they learn to write scary stories of their own.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

This lesson uses clips from The Matrix and other dystopian movies to introduce students to the characteristics found in dystopian works, such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984.


Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Giant Story Problems: Reading Comprehension through Math Problem-Solving

Students create posters using images, text, and mathematical equations to represent a story problem.