Category Archives: Reading

Ten Book Reports in a Year: the Package

A unit of book reports originally designed for grade sevens (twelve-year-olds) but could be used with grade eights and adapted for other grade levels. Continue reading

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Have You Read?

A book list aimed at bright students in grade seven and eight (ages 12 to 14) and their parents. Designed to stimulate and expand the students’ normal reading patterns. Continue reading

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Finding the Poetry

A lesson aimed at teaching the important parts of writing poetry: words and feelings. Continue reading

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Learning to Love Teaching Poetry

It’s tough teaching poetry well. This is a suggestion for a unit used for grades two, three and four using The Walrus and the Carpenter and The Tyger. Continue reading

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Lessons in Perspective (Art, Empathy, Math, Literature)

A unit that combines lessons in perspective in art, empathy and mathematics. Can be expanded to include literature and writing. Can be adapted K-12
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Using the Internet to teach and teaching students how to use the Internet

Ideas on teaching research skills to all grade levels, including appropriate use of Internet, identification of bias, Boolean logic, using indexes, encyclopedias and other resources. Continue reading

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