Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Contribute to ReadWriteThink

ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

More

 

Professional Development

Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.

More

 

Did You Know?

Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More more

HomeClassroom ResourcesLesson Plans

Lesson Plan

Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 

Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action

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

Michelle Ota

Seattle, Washington

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 

back to top

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 5

Walt Disney was born in 1901.

Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 1

Library Card Sign-up Month begins today.

A school or public library librarian is invited to visit the classroom to talk to the students about the advantages of having a library card. Students then take a library tour to acquaint them with the general features and resources available.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 9

The Barbie doll was unveiled in 1959.

Students explore body image and advertising through an activity where they bring in pictures from magazines that they read and discuss gender representations in the media.

 

Grades   5 – 9  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 12

Author Jacqueline Woodson was born today.

Students read the poem “February 12, 1963” and write a poem to commemorate their own birthday.

 

back to top

 

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   6 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Book

“It’s Our World Too”: Socially Responsive Learners in Middle School Language Arts

This book is a valuable resource for middle school teachers who want to use significant social issues such as race, class, and poverty to invigorate their teaching of literacy and communication skills.

 

back to top