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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

In Literature, Interpretation is the Thing

Students consider Shakespearean literature to be or not to be useful in a modern context when they analyze the relationship between text and reader interpretation..

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Website Planning in a Bilingual Classroom

Students complete a family survey and plan a website to share the responses, increasing their understanding and appreciation of their own families and cultures, and their classmates as well.

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan

Phonics Through Literature: Learning About the Letter M

Students learn about phonics by focusing on the letter m and participating in an integrated array of activities, including reading, writing, mathematics, music, art, and technology.

 

Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Using Beloved as a model of a work with multiple narrative perspectives, students use a visualizing activity and close reading to consider ways in which subjective values shape contradictory representations.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Gaining Background for the Graphic Novel Persepolis: A WebQuest on Iran

To prepare students for reading the graphic novel Persepolis, this lesson uses a WebQuest to focus students' research on finding reliable information about Iran before and during the Islamic Revolution.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action

Students explore the effects of stereotypes by analyzing children’s books. Then they create bookmarks that encourage readers to question the assumptions of stereotyped books and to seek out matching, balanced texts.