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Literary Graffiti

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Literary Graffiti

Grades 9 – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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Teaching high school students to visualize what they are reading and to create graphic symbols helps them develop as readers. The Literary Graffiti interactive combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking about a text by pairing an online drawing space with writing prompts (shown at left) that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text. The tool can be used for whole-class discussion of a text, small-group work, or individually, where students use "graffiti," symbols, drawings, shapes, and colors to construct a graphic of the text they are reading. After completing their individual or group images, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics

Tap students' desires to doodle and draw by having them create a Graffiti Wall, using graphics to discuss a piece of literature that has been read by the whole class.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

Through a study of Langston Hughes’ poetry, students connect his writing to his place in history.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Pros and Cons of Discussion

Students use a Discussion Web to engage in meaningful discussion of the question, "Are people equal?"

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Stairway to Heaven: Examining Metaphor in Popular Music

Students explore figurative language by examining the lyrics of popular songs.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Thinking Inductively: A Close Reading of Seamus Heaney’s “Blackberry Picking”

This lesson eases students’ fear of interpreting complex poetry by teaching them a strategy with which they determine patterns of imagery, diction, and figurative language in order to unlock meaning.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Teaching Student Annotation: Constructing Meaning Through Connections

Students examine text closely and create annotations to make personal and meaningful connections with the work.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Creating Psychological Profiles of Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird

Students explore the motivation behind characters’ actions in To Kill A Mockingbird by creating psychological profiles for characters from the novel.