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Digitally Telling the Story of Greek Figures

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Digitally Telling the Story of Greek Figures

Grades 5 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Nine 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments

Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.


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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

Students investigate issues of plagiarism, fair use, and paraphrasing using KWL charts, discussion, and practice.


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Book Report Alternative: Creating Reading Excitement with Book Trailers

In this alternative to the traditional book report, students create book trailers using Microsoft Photo Story 3, a free downloadable software program for digital storytelling.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 13

Celebrate Digital Learning Day today.

Students reflect on recent learning and the role digital tools and media have played in supporting or enhancing it.


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Printout  |  Assessment Tool

Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing

This helpful tool will give your students the opportunity to edit their own writing and then observe as their peers edit the same work.


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Grades   5 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Fresh Perspectives on New Literacies and Technology Integration

This article provides practical ideas for integrating technologies into the classroom in ways that honor students’ out-of-school technology funds of knowledge.


Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies

Editors Mary T. Christel and Scott Sullivan present a new set of lessons designed to help you integrate a variety of digital applications—Web 2.0 and beyond—into the courses and units you’re already teaching.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Greek Mythology for Kids

Check out three fantastic books about the ancient Greeks gods in thoroughly modern situations.


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