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Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

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Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Five weeks
Lesson Author

Mary Ann Yedinak

Carmel, Indiana

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Weaving the Multigenre Web

Students analyze the elements of a novel in many different genres and then hyperlink these pieces together on student-constructed Websites.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 27

In 1902, John Steinbeck was born.

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.

 

Grades   1 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 10

The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846.

After exploring an exhibit online, students use the information they learned to write "A Day in the Life" narratives that tell about a person, animal, or object they saw in the exhibit.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Adolescents and Digital Literacies: Learning Alongside Our Students

This book isnít about technology. Itís about the teaching practices that technology enables. This book addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing

Research comes alive when students explore a range of alternate genres instead of writing the traditional research report.

 

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