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Students learn about key elements of a fairy tale as they retell a fairy tale in modern times.
Students will personify an object and write a story as part of an online book or animated adventure.
Students will write and illustrate an original narrative in the form of a Choose Your Own Adventure interactive story.
Students will illustrate the meaning of an idiom to help others learn these examples of figurative language.
Students introduce a new hero to the world through an ID card and comic.
Students create a new cover design for a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.
In this lesson, students build visual literacy and engage in close reading as they investigate the text and imagery on book covers to evaluate whether they are worth reading.
Students will create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character.
In this lesson, students craft an interview with a character from a book they are reading to demonstrate comprehension.
In this lesson, students create vocabulary trading cards that use images to help other students master the meaning of new words.
Students create a card game based on the storyline of a book they are reading.
Students will develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.
Students learn persuasive writing and presentation skills.
Students will build persuasive skills and media literacy as they explore techniques of propaganda and develop commercials that persuade viewers.
Students will write persuasively on a conservation issue and create a public service announcement to promote their cause.
Students will create a visual, or video, poem as they analyze the imagery in a text.
In this lesson, students create an alphabet book to share knowledge and information they have learned, organizing their writing using the ABC’s.
Students will explore length, width, perimeter, and surface area as they design their dream room.
Students create a media campaign to educate about the layers, components, inhabitants, and benefits of soil.
Students will learn about nutrition and create a sample menu for a week of healthy school lunches.
Students design a functional and beautiful garden for a particular audience, developing a scale model, determining costs and materials, and creating a guide explaining how to care for the garden.
Students design and create upcycled products using materials collected at home and school.
Students will create a multimedia report about the systems of the human body.
In this lesson, students write a classroom constitution to ensure everyone is treated fairly and to create a welcoming environment for sharing, growing and learning.
In this lesson, students share their knowledge about a time and place in history by creating a promotional travel brochure that provides information and an itinerary for a visit.
In this lesson, students create an online museum for their community.
In this lesson, students nominate literary characters for each seat in the President's cabinet.
Students will learn about the life of a famous person and create non-fiction porfolio about the individual.
Students will create a daily newspaper edition to learn about the politics and culture of ancient Rome.
In this lesson, students develop materials to promote a specific region they are studying and make their pitch for a visit to this location at a tourism trade show.
Students will create a historical journal from a fictional character's point of view.
In this lesson, students will create a collection of postcards that demonstrate how different people in the past may have viewed a single event or culture and analyze the range of perspectives in all class postcards to gain a deeper understanding of history.
Students will demonstrate map making skills as they create maps of the geographic features, regions, and economy of their state.
In this lesson, students set SMART goals for the coming school year, identifying action items they can complete to achieve them.
In this lesson, students create a vision board to turn their goals into words and images that represent what life will look and feel like when they reach them.
In this lesson, students explore the work of Andy Warhol and create their own pop art montage.
In this lesson, students use symmetry to create bizarre creatures around a self-portrait and then write a poem about the image.
In this lesson, students learn about silhouettes and combine silhouettes they have created with Halloween backgrounds to create spooky scenes.
In this lesson, students create materials promoting Internet, or online, safety to raise awareness of this important issue at their school.
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