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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture Through Art and Poetry
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Approximately 4–6 weeks|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Great Expectations is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England. What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?
Grades 7 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students explore the idea of “crossing boundaries” through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 17
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by reading Irish folk tales and using the Story Cube tool to create a graphic organizer and see what characteristics are unique to Irish tales.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Judith Michaels approaches the subject of the self at both the personal and practical levels, opening the world of poetry to her classes through carefully planned strategies.