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My Life/Your Life: A Look at Your Parentsí Past

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Maureen Carroll

Pleasanton, California


International Literacy Association


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 23

Diarist Samuel Pepys was born.

Students write diary entries and revisit the entries as if it were a hundred years from now. Students then brainstorm and write paragraphs about life in the 21st century.


Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 11

Alex Haley, author of Roots, was born in 1921.

Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.


Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 4

Celebrate John Vennís Birthday!

Students celebrate the birth of English logician, philosopher, and creator of the Venn Diagram by building community within the classroom by comparing and contrasting likes, dislikes, and characteristics about one another.


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