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Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics

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Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics

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

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Graffiti journal for each student

  • Large sheet of butcher paper or newsprint for each group

  • Crayons and markers

  • Links to online writing labs with suggestions for ways to develop essays. A few are suggested in the Websites section.

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Literary Graffiti

Grades   9 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Literary Graffiti

Literary Graffiti, a high school version of the Doodle Splash student interactive, also aims to teach students to visualize what they are reading to help them develop as readers.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  • Prepare minilessons on the elements of fiction (setting, plot, character, point of view, theme, symbol). This Elements of Fiction resource provides interactive examples of each element that students can refer to.

  • The class should have chosen a novel and be well into it when this lesson is introduced.

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