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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Using Technology to Analyze and Illustrate Symbolism in Night

Images have power—they can trigger memories or symbolize abstract ideas. Students put the power of images to the test as they analyze symbolism in Night and create symbolic photomontages.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

What's in a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements

Students identify the characteristics of mystery writing, outline a mystery story using a graphic organizer, write and revise their own mystery story, edit each other's work, and share their mysteries.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Cross-Age Tutoring Activities With Lewis and Clark

Interaction and adventure draws high school and elementary school students together as they analyze stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Worth Its Weight: Letter Writing with "The Things They Carried"

This lesson uses a letter-writing activity based on Tim O'Brien's story "The Things They Carried" to build empathy as students examine the weight they symbolically carry in their own lives.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

Using The Grapes of Wrath as a backdrop, students conduct research on issues that the novel addresses, publishing their findings in a multigenre museum exhibit.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Using Student-Centered Comprehension Strategies with Elie Wiesel's Night

Working in small groups, students read and discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir Night and then take turns assuming the "teacher" role, as the class works with four different comprehension strategies.