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Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan

Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips

Students demonstrate their knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships by creating original comic strips and sharing their completed work in an oral presentation format.

 

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   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   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Brave New Words: Novice Lexicography and the Oxford English Dictionary

Students become novice lexicographers as they explore recent new entries to the dictionary, learn the process of writing entries for the Oxford English Dictionary, and write a new entry themselves.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Research Building Blocks: "Cite Those Sources!"

Students learn the importance of crediting others for their words and ideas, and then learn the paraphrasing and citation skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage

Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage.