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 explore the idea of “crossing boundaries” through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Y’all set down a spell and learn ‘bout dialects!” In other words, your students will use The Color Purple to explore dialect and how it reveals information about the characters.
Students can use this tool to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.
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.
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 several poems that expand the definition of love poetry, students compose found poems based on a personal memoireither their own or a love story of another writer.
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
This strategy guide explains how to use write-aloud (also known as modeled writing) to teach effective writing strategies and improve students’ independent writing ability.
Amy Benjamin challenges the idea of “skill and drill” grammar instruction, and Tom Oliva provides a teacher’s journal chronicling how the concepts in this book can work in a real classroom.
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