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Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads

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Analyzing and Comparing Medieval and Modern Ballads

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York


National Council of Teachers of English


Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library



Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

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.


Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).


Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 25

Poet Robert Burns was born in 1759.

Students read examples of traditional Scottish ballads and use this information to write and perform their own ballads.


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Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Multigenre, Multiple Intelligences, and Transcendentalism

Colleen A. Ruggieri offers a multigenre, mulltiple intelligences unit on transcendentalism complete with suggested texts and an assessment plan.


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