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 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan
Students watch a sample of artistic video clips online and respond through creative writing while using the vocabulary words they are currently studying.
Students in the 21st century need to build background knowledge and fill in textual gaps to enter the unfamiliar world of “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.”
The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.
Students compile a playlist of 10 songs representing a literary character and explain their choices based on the book’s dialogue, plot, conflict, and resolution.
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.
Using the structure of a list poem, students combine creative expression with poetic techniques and language exploration in order to write group poems about what really matters in their lives.
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Using their voices as interpretive instruments, students gain a deeper appreciation of the art of poetry as they prepare a recitation of the frequently anthologized poem “Those Winter Sundays.”
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, and images, and share their creations electronically.
Veteran educator Howard Miller shares a set of strategies that can propel middle school writers (and "inventive" spellers) into the role of being responsible and strategic in this Voices from the Middle article.
Doris Powers | Educator | Pennsauken, NJ
As a teacher who works with high school students that struggle with reading, there have been times in my classroom when I have felt disappointed with a lesson. However, lucky for me, I have found many valuable and successful strategies, by utilizing ReadWriteThink.org. One lesson I particularly like is “Book Report Alternative: Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover” by Cassandra Love, where she provides a creative alternative to the book report. Students are given the opportunity to exhibit their ability to comprehend, interpret, and appreciate text. I believe that we need to hook reluctant readers with the joys of reading by implementing creative strategies based on their interests