Activating Background Knowledge Elementary and Middle School Example Lesson Plans
These plans use a famous speech (middle school) and a children's book on frogs (elementary school) as texts and t-chart graphic and semantic web graphic organizers to teach background knowledge. Related blog post.
Example Lesson Plan: Fanfiction
This example lesson plan models teaching students how to craft their own fanfiction stories, based on a book of their choosing. Then, students are guided through the process of providing peer feedback in groups of two or three.
Sample Plan for Timed Writing Sessions
This plan introduces picture-word prompts for practicing writing fluency and modeling how to use them for one-on-one and small-group instruction. Also includes providing students with feedback and progress monitoring. Related blog post.
Sentence Expanding Elementary and Middle School Example Lesson Plans
These plans provide guided and independent practice on adding details to expand simple sentences. Each plan contains a notes page, a words and phrases bank, and a practice sheet. Related blog post.