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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Pairing Fiction With Poetry and Performance

Make connections across genres and across cultures to engage students in the study of literary voice and themes. Comprehension skills and vocabulary also come into play, especially for English language learners, as students read a novel and related poems, then write and perform original poems related to the novel.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

The Pros and Cons of Discussion

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

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Independent Book Selection

This lesson will be turning heads and pages as students learn how to choose appropriate books for independent reading exercises and later evaluate their choices.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Shakespeare's The Tempest through a Postcolonial Lens

Students take a postcolonial perspective on the portrayal of Caliban from Shakespeare's The Tempest by comparing it to a modern adaptation of the play.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Proverbs: Contemporary Proverbs

This lesson challenges students to craft more apparent meanings for traditional maxims by updating proverbs from around the world and writing proverbs of their own.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt: Researching Nutrition to Advertise for Health

After researching nutrition and analyzing food advertisements, students work in cooperative groups to create their own advertisements for food products.