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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth
    What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending the Past with Today's Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction
    To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Boars and Baseball: Making Connections
    In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover
    Students select a book to read based only on its cover art. After reading the book, they use an interactive tool to create a new cover for it.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature
    In this lesson, students analyze similarities and differences among depictions of slavery in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Frederick Douglass' Narrative, and nineteenth century photographs of slaves. Students formulate their analysis of the role of art and fiction, as they attempt to reliably reflect social ills, in a final essay.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature
    Students keep a doodle journal while reading short stories by a common author. In small groups, students then combine their doodles into a graphic representation of the text.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains
    Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
    complete with related gadgets and settings.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories
    Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    The History Behind Song Lyrics
    Students research the items listed in the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel, noting their historical relevance, and then document their findings using an online chart.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Using Illustrations to Guide Writing
    Students use illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a guide to write mysteries
    and then present their stories to the class for students to discuss to which illustration each
    story corresponds.

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