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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Literature Response in Primary Classrooms
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Connect home and school, literature and life, as students take a storybook character home with them and take turns writing stories about his visit.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Pairs of students respond to literature alternately in shared journals. Mini-lessons are presented on responding to prompts, creating dialogue, adding drawings, and asking and answering questions.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Position Statement
With full recognition that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, we offer several principles that should guide effective teaching practice.