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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Biography Study: Using Role-Play to Explore Authors' Lives
    Students read biographies and explore websites of selected American authors and then role-play as the authors.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Beyond "What I Did on Vacation": Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing
    After reading and analyzing short examples of travel writing and discussing conventions of the genre, students write their own travel articles.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Audience and Purpose with a Single Issue
    Students explore the concepts of audience and purpose by focusing on an issue that divided Americans in 1925, the debate of evolution versus creationism raised by the Scopes Monkey Trial.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Family Memoir: Getting Acquainted With Generations Before Us
    Creating a memoir of an older family member allows students both to learn more about their own backgrounds and to learn the power of storytellers.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Magazine Redux: An Exercise in Critical Literacy
    Paper and pixels get compared in this lesson in which students compare both printed and online versions of a magazine.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Reviewing a Technology
    Students read and analyze technology reviews to establish the characteristics of the genre. They then compose their own reviews on a technology of their choice.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   10 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Seeking Social Justice Through Satire: Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"
    This lesson assists advanced students in grades 1012 in comprehending Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and developing a presentation to satirize a contemporary social issue.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    So What Do You Think? Writing a Review
    Writing a review of an author's work challenges students to develop their critical thinking skills. It provides an opportunity for students to speak their minds—and to enjoy being heard.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Using Student-Centered Comprehension Strategies with Elie Wiesel's Night
    Working in small groups, students read and discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir Night and then take turns assuming the "teacher" role, as the class works with four different comprehension strategies.