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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Media Literacy: Examining the World of Television Teens

Pop culture and the classroom collide in this lesson when students go behind the scenes to analyze a television series for characterization to use in an original television show proposal.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose

It’s not easy surviving fourth grade (or third or fifth)! In this lesson, students brainstorm survival tips for future fourth graders and incorporate those tips into an essay.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading

Students create mental images while reading using a three-pronged approach: developing schemata and visual awareness; Watch-Read-Watch-Read (W-R-W-R), using video clips; and a strategy similar to the think-aloud approach.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Feature Story—Fifteen Minutes (and 500 Words) of Fame!

Students learn how to differentiate between a news story and a feature story by writing a profile of a classmate.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

This lesson introduces students to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by having them examine the ideas of tragedy and tragic love by connecting the story to their own lives.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work

This lesson plan invites students to consider characters from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Students explore a selected character and write poems about objects associated with that character.