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Playlist for Holden: Character Analysis With Music and Lyrics

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.

 

Student Interactives

 

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.

 

 

Latino Poetry Blog: Blogging as a Forum for Open Discussion

In this lesson, students use blogs to hold discussions about the effect of the factors of culture, history, and environment on Latino poetry.

 

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

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

 
 

 

An Exploration of Romanticism Through Art and Poetry

Students use art and poetry to explore and understand major characteristics of the Romantic period.

 

 

Letter Generator

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 
 

 

The ABCs of Poetry

Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.

 

 

Crossword Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles

This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Engaging the Disengaged: Using Learning Clubs to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers

Engaging the Disengaged: Using Learning Clubs to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers

This article describes the use of learning clubs to motivate struggling students to engage in literacy events and foster literacy development.

 

Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Scaffolding Levels of Text Complexity (With Discipline-based Texts)

Join NCTE for the web seminar "Literacy in Social studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Scaffolding Levels of Text Complexity (With Discipline-based Texts)" hosted by Jan Clinard.

 

 

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