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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Assessing Cultural Relevance: Exploring Personal Connections to a Text
    As a class, students evaluate a nonfiction or realistic fiction text for its cultural relevance to themselves personally and as a group.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Critical Reading: Two Stories, Two Authors, Same Plot?
    Students make predictions about the stories and analyze story elements, compare and contrast the different stories, distinguish between fact and opinion, and draw conclusions supported by evidence from their readings.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Freedom of Speech and Automatic Language: Examining the Pledge of Allegiance
    This lesson has students explore freedom of speech by examining the Pledge of Allegiance from a historical and personal perspective and in relationship to fictional situations in novels.
  4. Classroom Resources | 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.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Magazine Redux: An Exercise in Critical Literacy
    Paper and pixels get compared in this lesson in which students compare both printed and online versions of a magazine.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    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.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads
    Students analyze propaganda techniques used in pieces of literature and political advertisements. They then look for propaganda in other media, such as print ads and commercials.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Style: Defining and Exploring an Author's Stylistic Choices
    Students find examples of specific stylistic devices in sample literary passages then search for additional examples and explore the reasons for the stylistic choices that the author has made.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Style: Translating Stylistic Choices from Hawthorne to Hemingway and Back Again
    After exploring the styles of two authors, students translate passages from one author into the style of another. They then translate fables into the style of one of the authors.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    When Less IS More—Understanding Minimalist Fiction
    This lesson pairs Ernest Hemingway's short story "Cat in the Rain' with Raymond Carver's "Little Things" to guide students to an understanding of the characteristics of minimalist fiction.