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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words through Diamante Poetry
    Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project
    Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Help Wanted: Writing Professional Resumes
    Students will create a beginning resume that represents their current work experience and demonstrates their knowledge of rhetorical situations for professional writing.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    I've Got the Literacy Blues
    Students will be singing the blues in this lesson in which they identify themes from "The Gift of the Magi" and write and present blues poetry based on those themes.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Outside In: Finding A Character's Heart Through Art
    This activity, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and the stories of Raymond Carver, challenges students to get inside contemporary life and characters through the creation of monologues.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Rummaging for Fiction: Using Found Photographs and Notes to Spark Story Ideas
    In this lesson, students use found notes and found photographs as inspiration to help them identify subjects, settings, characters, and conflicts for pieces of creative writing.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Spend a Day in My Shoes: Exploring the Role of Perspective in Narrative
    In this lesson, students imagine spending a day in someone else's shoes. After reviewing the characteristics of narrative writing, they then write narratives from that person's point of view.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Comic Book Show and Tell
    Students craft comic scripts using clear, descriptive, and detailed writing that shows (illustrates) and tells (directs). After peers create an artistic interpretation of the script, students revise their original scripts.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Importance of Titles: From Big Blank Space to Small Good Thing
    After examining two sets of stories that author Raymond Carver renamed in revision, students write a reflective essay in which they defend their choice of a title for one them.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    There Are No Small Parts: Minor Characters in David Copperfield
    This lesson capitalizes on students' interest in social networking by asking students to build an online profile for a minor character in Charles Dickens' David Copperfield.