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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
In this unit, students become active archivists, gathering photos, artifacts, and stories for a museum exhibit that highlights one decade in their school’s history.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students use their communication and writing skills as they interview a partner, write an article about them, and create a multimodal presentation to introduce their partner to the class.
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
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 | Calendar Activity |  September 24
After reading The Great Gatsby, students work in pairs, select a chapter from the novel, and rewrite it from the point of view of a different character.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 27
Students brainstorm a list of the ills of society, research a topic of their choosing, and then prepare an annotated bibliography of texts that address the topic.
Professional Library | Book
Dean synthesizes theory and research about genres and provides secondary-level teachers with practical classroom applications.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Veteran high school English teacher David Dowling demonstrates how teachers can help students connect The Great Gatsby to the value systems of the twenty-first century, offering active reading and thinking strategies designed to enhance higher-level thinking and personal responses to fiction.