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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Seven 50-minute sessions|
Grades 4 – 7 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
As a pre-reading activity for The Cay, groups of students choose and study a Caribbean island, create a final product in the format of their choice, and finally, do an oral presentation to share information learned.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The CD/DVD Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information. Students can use the tool to create covers for books, music, and films that they explored as well as to create covers for media they compose individually or as a class.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 3
Students compare the film versions of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's novels. Students then imagine how a scene in a current novel that they are reading would be filmed.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 28
Students research the concept of immortality from beliefs around the world and compose a short story, myth, or poem that addresses immortality.