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Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

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Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota


National Council of Teachers of English


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Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library



Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Utilizing Visual Images for Creating and Conveying Setting in Written Text

This lesson supports third-through-sixth grade students as they communicate story setting to their readers through the use of visual image prompts. Activities include individual and cooperative learning group work, as well as whole class discussion.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Doodle Splash

Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 5

French author Guy de Maupassant was born on this day in 1850.

Students read and then rewrite a de Maupassant short story, updating its vocabulary and setting to that of the 21st century.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Co-Authoring in the Classroom argues for the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy.


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