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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Analyzing Character Development in Three Short Stories About Women

Students read three short stories about women; discuss the development of female characters, gender differences, and society's expectations; and write scripts in which the characters discuss their similarities and differences.

 

Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters

Imagine if vocabulary could come alive with the click of a button! Students create video posters to demonstrate knowledge of new economics vocabulary.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret

Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare’s Secret plus a variety of online sources.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

Students keep a doodle journal while reading short stories by a common author. In small groups, students then combine their doodles into a graphic representation of the text.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Literature Circle Roles Reframed: Reading as a Film Crew

Capture students’ enthusiasm for film and transfer it to reading and literature by substituting film production roles for the traditional literature circle roles.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Weekly Writer’s Blogs: Building a Reflective Community of Support

Students explore the conventions of blog writing while using it to self-reflect on their writing and communicate with classmates about each other's reflections.