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Traveling the Road to Freedom Through Research and Historical Fiction

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time 5 to 6 weeks or thirty 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Beth O'Connor

Westfield, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Critical Perspectives: Reading and Writing About Slavery

Students critically explore the moral issue of slavery through reading fiction and nonfiction children's literature about the Underground Railroad, and they extend their understanding through creative writing projects.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 29

Karen Hesse, author of the Newbery-winning verse novel Out of the Dust, was born in 1952.

Students write original short works of historical fiction in verse format, modeling the style Hesse used to write Out of the Dust.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 24

Gold was discovered in California in 1848.

Students read letters from the Gold Rush and follow up by writing an imaginary letter to a family member about their experience using the Letter Generator.

 

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