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We are teachers too, so we understand the labor of love that is teaching.

Our mission is to help teachers design learning experiences that spark creativity and engage students without taking all your free time. So, we created SmartPlanner™ for teachers. 

SmartPlanner™ is an online lesson planner with everything teachers need to plan amazing lessons for their students.

How SmartPlanner™ Works:

A. Choose learning targets for your students. 

Now, the magic! The system automatically populates:

  1. Summary of core ideas
  2. Standards connected to learning targets
  3. Essential questions specific to content
  4. Academic vocabulary

B. Plan the lesson sequence with a few clicks. More Magic!

  1. Determine level of student thinking based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
  2. Choose from aligned activities based on the teacher’s selections
  3. Choose method for lesson delivery

Finished Planning!

With just a few clicks, the teacher has created a lesson plan that includes:

  • Learning targets for student focus
  • Standards alignment
  • Essential questions specific to content
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Activities aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
  • Modifications for diverse learners

Wait! There’s More!

  • Save your plans in a web-based personal library to edit any time from anywhere.
  • Download a PDF to share.
  • You’ll be amazed when you finish planning an entire unit in about 20 minutes.

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Inspire Your Heart with Art (and Reading)

Reading and Art for Students in Grade 4, 5, or 6.

Students practice listening skills during the teacher read aloud of Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes written by Jeanette Winter. Then students

Student Activity: Listen to read aloud and design a Cornell Dream Box

Materials:
Shoe box (1 per student)
4×6 blank index cards (1 per student)
Magazines, newspapers, student’s personal items and pictures

Teacher introduces the word symbolism – the use of symbols and objects to represent ideas and qualities.
Students explore examples of symbolism (e.g., dove represents peace) and discuss what the examples represent.
Teacher reads aloud, Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes.
Students design their own Dreambox that represents one aspect of themselves (e.g., characteristic, trait, hobbies/interests, etc). The objects in the box will represent them through a story.
Students bring small objects and shoebox from home.
Students plan the layout/placement of the objects. They also decorate the inside and outsides of a shoebox.
Students draft a story of their dream box. Students write the final draft of the story on an index card.
Students view their classmate’s dream boxes and stories in a gallery walk.

Common Core and National Core Arts Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3, 5.3, 6.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, (relevant) descriptive details, and clear (well-structured) event sequences.

National Core Arts Standards: Creating
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

National Core Arts Standards: Connecting
Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.