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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Teaching Student Annotation: Constructing Meaning Through Connections
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
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Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.
Grades 9 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
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.
Grades 6 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 20
Students choose a small aspect of their lives to develop into a story, poem, or brief essay inspired by Cisneros' work.
Grades 3 – 8 | Printout | Graphic Organizer
Connection Stems give students the language (and a reminder) to support their understanding by tying new learning to what they know about themselves and their world.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Effective differentiation begins with purposeful assessment. In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to construct an authentic performance-based reading assessment that will give you access to students’ thinking before, during, and after reading.
Grades 8 – 12 | Professional Library
The third volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series explores the joys of reading and teaching the stories and poems of noted Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros.