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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart"

What’s that sound? Students participate in a Directed Listening–Thinking Activity (DLTA) using "The Tell-Tale Heart," make predictions, and respond in the form of an acrostic poem or comic strip.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Robert Frost Prompts the Poet in You

Students will find their inner poet laureate in this lesson that involves writing a poem in the style of Robert Frost.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books

History has many faces in this lesson in which students read Jane Addams Award-winning books to learn about peace, social justice, world community, and equality.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Alphabiography Project: Totally You

The traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies—recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

A “Brief, Urgent Message”: Theme in Slaughterhouse-Five

As a culminating activity for Slaughterhouse-Five, students make a compilation album (a CD with 6-8 tracks) that reflects their analysis, understanding, and reaction to the ideas in the novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment

After discussing the poem “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur, students analyze their own writing habits and create an extended metaphor describing themselves as writers.