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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson
|Grades||1 – 3|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||One 50-minute session|
Flushing, New York
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Make space for critical literacy and engage students in meaningful, thoughtful discussions. Using Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, students dig deep into themes such as prejudice, courage, and self-confidence.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.
Grades 4 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students use critical literacy skills to understand the concept of perspective and to then create a diary for an animal they research with a partner.
Grades K – 8 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.
Grades K – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Postcard Creator walks students through the full production of a postcard.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Position Statement
In order to make sure that all individuals have access to the personal pleasures and intellectual benefits of full literacy, NCTE created the NCTE Position Statement on Reading in February of 1999.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 5 – 8 | Activity & Project
Explore fairy tales told in both old and new ways and use an online tool to help children create their own “fractured” version of a fairy tale.