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Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns

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Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns

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

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology






  • Grammar handbook resources on pronoun-antecedent agreement and use of gender-fair language OR information from the Websites and Printouts.

  • Overhead or handouts of Narrative Writing (or a similar resource on narrative writing)

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  • Identify the resources that you want to use with your class, either in your textbooks or choosing among the available Websites and Printouts. Make handouts or overheads of materials that are not in students' textbooks.

  • Make copies or an overhead of the In-Class Narrative Writing Assignment.

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