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Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions

Today's students love chatting online with friends. This lesson combines that love with literature. Students form literature circles and have meaningful online discussions about a literary work.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Sharing Favorite Books Using Interactive Character Trading Cards

Using selected characters from a text of their choice, students put their literary analysis skills to work by creating fictional character trading cards.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

Are your students easily fooled? You’ll find out in this lesson in which students carefully and critically examine hoax websites to determine their validity.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Change through Allegory and Poetry

Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan

American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study

Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

An Exploration of The Crucible through Seventeenth-Century Portraits

In this lesson, students incorporate analyses of characters from The Crucible with examinations of original seventeenth-century portraits of Puritans to create a visual portrait of the character. The project culminates in a “Portrait Gallery Walk” where students present and defend their artwork.