Using Lesson Plans

With every major article in Choices, you’ll find a custom lesson plan to help you kickstart your planning. Find them linked to the right of the article.

Think of these lesson plans almost like recipes – you’ll see the different skills the article targets, the learning objective, and a guide you can follow for close-reading and critical-thinking questions, along with culminating activities to reinforce learning.

You can take the lesson plans and follow them as-is, or pull out and customize whatever you need to work for your classroom. Many teachers find that our lesson plans are great guiding resource to share with substitute teachers.

And if you’re looking to go one step beyond the lesson plans, keep an eye out for our Classroom Activities at the bottom of the lesson plan. Many of our articles include these hands-on ideas that are sure to engage your students and keep the learning going.