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Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan

Whose Shoes? Using Artifacts to Teach Reading and Rhyming Patterns

If the shoe fits… Actually, any shoe will fit this lesson, and the Artifact Analysis Questions provided will help students see it in a whole new way. Several rhyming texts take the shoe theme a step further, and introduce activities to increase students' awareness of rhyming words.


Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters

Imagine if vocabulary could come alive with the click of a button! Students create video posters to demonstrate knowledge of new economics vocabulary.


Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.


Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics

Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.


Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Name Tag Glyphs

In this lesson, students practice a way to communicate without words by using a glyph. They create a name card using information about themselves. Students also interpret glyphs made by others.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Teaching Language Skills Using the Phone Book

Through a series of activities using the phone book, students learn to use text aids, collect information relevant to a topic, organize information, synthesize information and use key words.