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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Compare and Contrast Electronic Text With Traditionally Printed Text

Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.


Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Four Simple Steps to Small-Group Guided Writing

Students will go batty about the three writing strategies they learn in this lesson centered on Nicola Davies' Bat Loves the Night.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth

Students examine figurative language in The Phantom Tollbooth and create a chart representing the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Fashion Fun with Fossil Fuels

After researching specific fossil fuel issues, students create their own clothing brands that express their opinions about the issues and then share their information and clothing line using either PowerPoint or Prezi.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Texting a Response to Lord of the Flies

Students use Lord of the Flies to explore communication styles and techniques by writing text messages from one of the novel's characters to an imagined audience off the island.


Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Draw a Math Story: From the Concrete to the Symbolic

Students create math stories by first drawing, then writing, and finally using math symbols to show addition or subtraction.