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Resources for Grades 9 - 10

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Lesson Plans

 

Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

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

 

Student Interactives

 

Trading Card Creator

Trading Card Creator

This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.

 

 

A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools

Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.

 

 

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.

 
 

 

The ABCs of Poetry

Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.

 

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 
 

 

Discovering Poetic Form and Structure Using Concrete Poems

This lesson uses concrete poems to explore the connection between a poem's layout and its meaning. While appropriate any time of year, the lesson is especially topical near Columbus Day.

 

 

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading

Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading

This landmark reference offers in-depth exploration of contemporary reading and literacy research.

 

The Art of the Doodle: Writing with Imagination

The Art of the Doodle: Writing with Imagination

Use independent, imaginative artwork and varied writing prompts to assess understanding of a given topic for a student body with differentiated needs.

 

 

Community Stories  

John Davis

Visible Learning from Visual Learners

John Davis | English Teacher | Lake Wales, FL

This year in my tenth grade English class, I had many students who enjoyed Manga, graphic novels, comic books, or a combination of all three