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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements

This assignment will go viral with students as they think about the meanings of words and images in public service announcements from YouTube before creating a PSA of their own.

 

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   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Movies and TV: Learning the "Language" of Moving-Image Texts

Introduce students to the idea that movies and TV have their own language and grammar, which gives them special ways of telling their stories.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Tracking the Ways Writers Develop Heroes and Villains

Everyone knows that Star Wars character Darth Vader is a villain. This lesson asks students to explore how they know such things about heroes and villains they encounter in texts.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Myth and Truth: The Gettysburg Address

By exploring myths and truths surrounding Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, students think critically about commonly believed stories regarding this famous speech from the Civil War era.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

She Did What? Revising for Connotation

Did she walk, skip, amble, dance? In this minilesson, students explore connotation by acting out and revising the simple sentence "She walked into the room."