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Critical Literacy: Women in 19th-Century Literature

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Critical Literacy: Women in 19th-Century Literature

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Elizabeth Nolan Conners

Weston, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Comparison and Contrast Guide

The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 26

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920.

A representative from the local chapter of the League of Women Voters is invited to talk to students about voting rights and what they can do to be active in politics.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 29

Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832.

Students brainstorm important events and people that might serve as the beginning of an interesting piece of writing. They then use the Bio-Cube to plan their writing and write an essay about a memorable person.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 23

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to earn a MD degree in 1849.

"Famous Firsts" are researched by students, followed by small group research and multimedia presentations to report research results.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803.

Students visit a quotation attributed to Emerson and identify the definition of success. Students then use the Postcard Creator to write a note to a person that they feel is successful.

 

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