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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

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.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Through Different Lenses: Making Text Connections Across the Curriculum

Students learn to comprehend the linguistic text styles of different content areas and use the interactive ReadWriteThink Notetaker tool as the teacher models the exercise.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Building a Learning Community: Crafting Rules for the Classroom

Students will learn to mind their ps and qs in this lesson on etiquette and appropriate behavior in the classroom.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts

Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of nonviolent conflict-resolution is reinterpreted in modern texts. Homework is differentiated to prompt discussion on how nonviolence is portrayed through characterization and conflict. Students will be formally assessed on a thesis essay that addresses the Six Kingian Principles of Nonviolence.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

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.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan

Technical Reading and Writing Using Board Games

Students celebrate a novel they have read and get hands-on experience with technical writing by creating a board game based on the novel and writing the instructions for it.