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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
    Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions
    There's no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.
  3. 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.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Beyond
    Students explore the idea of "different Englishes" by reading Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and writing literacy narratives about their own use of different language for different audiences and purposes.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace
    It's not just words on a page (or screen)—reading comprehension involves making sense of the text. When students become aware of the analytical strategies they are using, they can explore the similarities and differences between making sense of print and making sense of a website.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    I Remember That Book: Rereading as a Critical Investigation
    Curl up with a good book again—or not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Responding to Tragedy: Then and Now
    After reading several poets' personal responses to the September 11th terrorist attacks, students write a "then and now" poem that puts their early memories of the event in conversation with their current understanding of and response to the tragedy.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Blog of Anne Frank?: Taking on Social Roles through Online Writing
    Anne Frank shared her experiences through a private diary that became public as a book. In this lesson, students will consider how writing creates social identities as they blog about a political issue.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Vote for Me! Making Presidential Commercials Using Avatars
    After researching political platforms of past presidents through primary sources and other resources, students create commercials for these presidents using Voki, an online web tool that produces speaking avatars.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing for Audience: The Revision Process in The Diary of Anne Frank
    After reading or viewing The Diary of Anne Frank, students will make connections between audience and purpose and revise a journal entry with an outside audience in mind.