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From Quantitative to Qualitative: Writing Descriptions of Data From Tables

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From Quantitative to Qualitative: Writing Descriptions of Data From Tables

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kristen di Gennaro, Ed.D.

New York, New York


National Council of Teachers of English



Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Avoiding Sexist Language by Using Gender-Fair Pronouns

Students engage in a brief writing assignment that concretely illustrates how language and gender stereotyping interact causally.


Grades   8 – 11  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

"Three Stones Back": Using Informational Text to Enhance Understanding of Ball Don't Lie

Students engage in a close reading of a passage from Matt de la Pena's novel Ball Don't Lie before researching important background information to assess the accuracy of the claims made by a character.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Choosing the Best Verb: An Active and Passive Voice Minilesson

Students explore how active and passive voices are appropriate to different audiences. They examine online resources, and then draw conclusions about verb use, which they apply to their own writing.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Manipulating Sentences to Reinforce Grammar Skills

Students manipulate sentences from books or magazines to examine changes in meaning and parts of speech.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

What's My Subject? A Subject-Verb Agreement Minilesson

Students explore subject–verb agreement using real-life examples and then talk about the difference between formal and informal language and how to use this important grammatical rule.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions

There's no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.


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