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Mary E. Shea, Ph.D.
|Name||Mary E. Shea, Ph.D.|
|Location||Buffalo, New York|
|Role||Professor, Director of Graduate Literacy Programs|
"I regularly introduce graduate students to ReadWriteThink if they haven’t already found this site. They never fail to discover a wealth of exemplary lessons that help them plan for meaningful, differentiated instruction using quality web-based text."
Dr. Shea is a professor and director of the graduate literacy programs at Canisius College. She teaches courses in the on-campus and online literacy master's programs. Mary has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and district language arts coordinator. She presents workshops at state and national conferences and conducts in-service staff development programs. She has written texts for Scholastic, Heinemann, and Routledge as well as lesson plans for Carus Publishers.
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students present monologues in the "voice" of someone involved in child labor in England, respond to questions, and then discuss contemporary child laborers and compare them to the past.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students select, read about, and report on a hero and then identify how their hero matches certain criteria and characteristics. Hero reports are then compiled into a class book.