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Young Adult Literature about the Middle East: A Cultural Response Perspective

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Young Adult Literature about the Middle East: A Cultural Response Perspective

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

Scott Filkins

Scott Filkins

Champaign, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

A Portrait of Our World: Making Connections and Developing Comprehension

Students engage in carousel walks, character analyses, global explorations, and genre studies while using valuable language arts strategies to build higher-level comprehension skills.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 1

Annie Moore becomes the first immigrant to enter Ellis Island in 1892.

Students explore online resources about Ellis Island, interview an immigrant in the area, and publish their stories.


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