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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    And in Conclusion: Inquiring into Strategies for Writing Effective Conclusions
    While drafting a literary analysis essay (or another type of argument) of their own, students work in pairs to investigate advice for writing conclusions and to analyze conclusions of sample essays. They then draft two conclusions for their essay, select one, and reflect on what they have learned through the process.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Tale of a Few Text Messages: A Character Study of A Tale of Two Cities
    Students use A Tale of Two Cities to explore relationships, plot points, character traits, and background by writing text messages between characters within the novel.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage
    Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Facilitating Student-Led Seminar Discussions with The Piano Lesson
    August Wilson's play The Piano Lesson invites students to ask a number of questionsóbig
    and small. Students learn how to create effective discussion questions and then put them to use in student-led discussions.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye
    Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.
  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   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Language and Power in The Handmaid's Tale and the World
    Students work in small groups to examine Margaret Atwood's use of and observations about language in The Handmaid's Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Professional Writing in Action! Publishing Student Reviews Online
    Writing professional reviews teaches students to understand audience, content, and publication guidelines. In this lesson, students put these into practice as professional writers critiquing, designing, and publishing reviews on Amazon.com.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions
    Today's students love chatting online with friends. This lesson combines that love with literature. Students form literature circles and have meaningful online discussions about a literary work.