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Resources for Grades 7 - 8

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Lesson Plans

 

Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography

Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make text–self–world connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.

 

Student Interactives

 

Persuasion Map

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

 

Girls Read: Online Literature Circles

In this lesson designed especially for girls, students read a work of realistic fiction and get to know strong female protagonists through online literary circles and writing activities.

 

 

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 
 

 

Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology

Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.

 

 

Printing Press

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 
 

 

Found Poems/Parallel Poems

Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.

 

 

Essay Map

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Second-Language Literacy Instruction

Second-Language Literacy Instruction

This position statement offers recommendations on ways to support second-language learners.

 

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

This collection of essays by classroom teachers demonstrates how to pair graphic novels with classic literature (including both canonical and YA lit).

 

 

Community Stories  

Racheal Tighe

Creative ideas for engaging students in real learning

Racheal Tighe | Teacher | Mindarie, Perth, AL

In order to be able to do this I am constantly on the hunt for great teaching ideas and ReadWriteThink is one of my favorite places to search for inspiration