Teacher Resources by Grade
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Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Through Prezi, a web application, students create "zooming" presentations for various purposes, such as presenting research, defending an opinion, or sharing a digital story.
Students investigate audio texts of mystery stories, evaluate them in terms of both literary and audio qualities, and create Readers Theatre scripts, which they use to record their own podcasts.
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.
The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.
After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
This online tool enables students to learn about and write diamante poems.
Students use art and poetry to explore and understand major characteristics of the Romantic period.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
With the right texts and well-crafted lessons, you can help your students read with purpose. Here’s the recipe for putting it all together—and making your core reading program work for you.
This idea-packed web seminar, based on two of Barry Lane's books will send you back to the classroom with practical techniques and minilessons to show students how to love revision as much as professional writers do.
Kristin Sample | English Faculty | Austin, TX
I was doing some volunteer work recently with Women’s Storybook Project and found myself in the midst of retired and currently working educators