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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   10 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Seeking Social Justice Through Satire: Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”
    This lesson assists advanced students in grades 10–12 in comprehending Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” and developing a presentation to satirize a contemporary social issue.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Persuading the Principal: Writing Persuasive Letters About School Issues
    Students learn that you don’t have to raise your voice to raise a point. Writing a persuasive letter to your principal is a great way to get your opinions heard.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Sí, Se Puede: Making a Difference, One Letter at a Time
    After reading the book ¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A., students learn about labor unions, strikes, and organizing for change. Students interview staff members in their school to learn about their daily work life, and write persuasive advocacy letters.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Critical Discussion of Social Issues
    Through a series of picture book read-alouds, students engage in critical discussion of complex issues of race, class, and gender.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Developing Critical Awareness at the Middle Level: Using Texts as Tools for Critique and Pleasure
    This unique instructional approach enables students to read literature they enjoy while developing critical consciousness and addressing issues of social justice.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books
    History has many faces in this lesson in which students read Jane Addams Award-winning books to learn about peace, social justice, world community, and equality.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future
    Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.
  8. Classroom Resources | 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.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Crit Lit for Kids: From Critical Consciousness to Service Learning
    Students take their ideas from the classroom page to the community pavement when they participate in a service-learning project based on their multimedia presentations.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Using Word Storms to Explore Vocabulary and Encourage Critical Thinking
    Students learn that dogs are more than just pets in this lesson, which teaches them to use research and vocabulary-acquisition strategies to learn and write about working dogs.

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