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Lesson Plans

 

The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom

What does peace mean to you? In this lesson, students attempt to answer this question as they write and perform a short skit that reflects their ideas of peace.

 

Student Interactives

 

Printing Press

Printing Press

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

 

 

I Remember That Book: Rereading as a Critical Investigation

Curl up with a good book again—or not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.

 

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 
 

 

Choose, Select, Opt, or Settle: Exploring Word Choice in Poetry

Students investigate the effects of word choice in Robert Frost’s “Choose Something Like a Star” to construct a more sophisticated understanding of speaker, subject, and tone.

 

 

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.

 
 

 

Many Years Later: Responding to Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool”

Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem “We Real Cool” and then write about how the character’s pool hall days might influence who the character becomes fifty years in the future.

 

 

Trading Card Creator

Trading Card Creator

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.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Critical Literacies and Graphic Novels for English-Language Learners: Teaching Maus

Particularly for English-language learners, graphic novels can be used in the secondary classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach.

 

Studying Literature: New Approaches to Poetry and Fiction

Studying Literature: New Approaches to Poetry and Fiction

The book includes a variety of literary texts, along with accessible discussions and stimulating exercises to help students investigate the values, assumptions, and practices that underlie literary activity.

 

 

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