After looking at dozens of lessons folks sent in, I came up with three big ideas to address.
Rather than just learning about one structure, let's climb Bloom's and think more deeply.
A high level of thinking also requires the support of thoughtful scaffolding.
Why I don't use the word "Create" when writing objectives.
Comparing fraction strategies? Let's take it even further!
Why just "identifying patterns" isn't deep enough.
So your students can identify a story's problem and solution. Then what?
While "engagement" is fun, it shouldn't be our main goal.
How to use a classic to revamp a study of context clues.
Go beyond merely explaining strengths and weaknesses and get students thinking in interesting ways.