Select a piece of literature around which you see many possibilities for reaching into multiple content areas.
Read the book and record the ideas you and your student(s) have for using the text in each of the areas. These ideas can be full-on lessons or simple conversations.
Use the text for as long as you desire by completing any or all of the activities suggested.
Be sure to select activities, lessons, and conversations based on student interests, needs, preferences, experiences, age level, and ability. Activities and lessons can help to reinforce a concept or dabble into a new concept.
Tie all activities, lessons, and conversations back to your selected piece of literature.
If too many ideas are generated for a particular text, come back to it at another time.
Before starting your coordinating lesson, activity, or conversation each day, be sure to read the literature selection for continual comprehension and fluency reinforcement.
This planning guide also works well with any of my Bingo Curriculum Lesson Plans.