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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Alternative Book Reports
    This article describes different ways that students can report on books they have read other than the traditional "book report."
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    An Introduction to Beowulf: Language and Poetics
    Students are introduced to Old English and the poetic devices of alliteration, kenning, and compounding in preparation for reading the epic poem Beowulf.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Significant Influence: Describing an Important Teacher in Your Life
    In this project, students write tributes to teachers who have made a profound difference in their lives then publish their work in a class collection.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building Vietnam War Scavenger Hunts through Web-Based Inquiry
    Students research the effects of the Vietnam war on a specific group of people who were involved. They then create Internet scavenger hunts to share with the class.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Satire with The Simpsons
    This lesson uses an example from popular culture, The Simpsons, as a means to explore the literary technique of satire and to analyze a satirical work.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    In Literature, Interpretation is the Thing
    Students consider Shakespearean literature to be or not to be useful in a modern context when they analyze the relationship between text and reader interpretation.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Reading Literature in Translation: Beowulf as a Case Study
    Using several translations of the same passage of Beowulf, this lesson introduces students to the idea that translation is not an objective practice, but that it involves "imaginative reconstruction."
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Pros and Cons of Discussion
    Students use a Discussion Web to engage in meaningful discussion of the question, "Are people equal?"