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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Langston Hughes in the Classroom: "Do Nothin' till You Hear from Me"
    Carmaletta M. Williams provides high school teachers with background on Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance as well as help in teaching Hughes's poetry, short stories, novels, and autobiography.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Exploring a Fictional Technology
    Students complete a short survey to establish their beliefs about technology. They compare their opinions to the ideas in a novel that depicts technology (such as 1984 or Fahrenheit 451).
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry Circles: Generative Writing Loops Help Students Craft Verse
    Students put their heads together in a poetry circle to learn and practice different forms of poetry.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Poetry: Sound and Sense
    Students' groans about studying poetry may disappear with this lesson in which students read poetry from various writers and use these poems to examine the sounds and sense of language.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: "This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives."
    Provides high school teachers with teaching strategies, classroom activities, and student samples for teaching the works of Sherman Alexie.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Stairway to Heaven: Examining Metaphor in Popular Music
    Students explore figurative language by examining the lyrics of popular songs.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age
    Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Tracking the Ways Writers Develop Heroes and Villains
    Everyone knows that Star Wars character Darth Vader is a villain. This lesson asks students to explore how they know such things about heroes and villains they encounter in texts.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style
    Students use social networking sites to trace the development of characters by assuming the persona of a character on the class Ning and sending a set number of tweets, or status updates.