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United States Institute of Peace: Lessons for Upper Elementary School

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) was established by Congress as an independent, nonpartisan institute whose mission is to “increase the nation’s capacity to manage International conflict without violence.” The five resources...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3B, Unit 2: Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Flush

For Teachers 6th Standards
The 12 lessons in the second module unit examine how an author’s point of view and perspective is influenced by his or her geographic location. Florida resident Carl Hiassens’s young adult novel, Flush, about a young man whose father...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: What Are Working Conditions, and How Do They Affect Workers?

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 20 lessons that make up the Module 2a Unit 1 collection focus on building background knowledge of working conditions in American factories during the industrial era. Using their knowledge of these conditions, Class members read...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 2

For Teachers 7th Standards
The 19 lessons that make up the second unit in the 2B Module collection continue the study of identity. George Bernard Shaw's play, Pygmalion, serves as the anchor text and readers track the development of Eliza's character. The unit...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2a: Working with Evidence: Working Conditions Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
The three units in Module 2A present seventh-graders with literary and informational texts—Katherine Paterson’s novel Lyddie and a speech by Cesar Chavez—that examine historical and present-day working conditions. Pupils learn how to...
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Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Packed with activities, presentations, projects, and assessments, first-time instructors and seasoned veterans will find much to like in this unit based on William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies. An 18-slide presentation includes...
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Using Textual Clues to Understand A Christmas Carol

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol offers students a chance to practice their close reading skills. Using the provided worksheets, readers examine context clues to determine the meanings of words, direct and indirect characterization...
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William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
William Golding's Lord of the Flies is the anchor text for a three-lesson unit module. The first instructional activity models for readers how authors use direct and indirect characterization to establish their characters. Other lessons...
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Signet Classics Teacher's Guides: Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
To download or not to download is often the question for teacher’s guides, especially for instructors who are old hands at using the bard’s plays in their classrooms. These guides are the stuff teachers dream about, full of background...
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Where the Red Fern Grows Worksheet Collection

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
If your class is reading Where the Red Fern Grows, make sure you have this set of worksheets to help with comprehension, deeper thinking, and literary device application. Whether you print these and hand them out or just use them as...
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Cinderella Folk Tales: Variations in Plot and Setting

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine plot and setting of Cinderella, and how it changes as it is translated into different cultures, discuss universal literary elements of the Cinderella story, and write narratives with original settings and plots...
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Interpreting Characters, Setting, Plot, and Theme - The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Examine story development and historical disaster with your class. Learners view a video depicting the incidents surrounding The Triangle Shirtwaist Disaster. They use graphic organizers and the Internet to gather enough information to...
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Elements of Plot

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Cinderella wants to go to the ball and marry the prince. At the end of the story, she does! But how does the plot move from the exposition to the resolution? Teach language arts learners and fairy tale fans about the basics of plot...
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Plot and Conflict in W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw"

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze the use of literary elements in W.W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw." Literary analysis is accomplished by a review of the plot and order of events in the story. Learners work in pairs to match the events from the story...
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Lesson Plan 6: Introducing the Elements of Plot-Part Two

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
November is National Novel Writing Month, so if your young authors are embarking on this journey, be sure they understand plot elements. This collaborative activity fits into the context of the larger NaNoWriMo project; however, the...
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Analyzing a Plot Conflict

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Sixth graders analyze plot conflict with science fiction and TV programs. After discussing the conflict, they identify solutions for the programs selected. They examine Only You Can Save Mankind for conflict, and consider ways the...
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Plot Rollercoaster

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Visualize a plot rollercoaster using this graphic organizer for budding authors. Don't think you're getting the typical five-part plot structure here, though; there are nine spaces for writers to fill in plot elements, assuring they have...
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Plot/Poetry Review

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Before a writer can create a well-composed piece, he/she needs to know the ropes. Review parts of speech, plot, and elements of poetry with this set of questions presented as a PowerPoint. The text, being white, is kind of difficult to...
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Plot — 3rd or 4th Grade

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
After reading a version of "The Tortoise and the Hare," scholars complete a plot diagram. They pinpoint the tale's beginning, rising action, climax, falling action, and ending. 
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How Characters Affect the Plot

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
How do a character’s feelings and actions influence the plot of a story? The interaction between character and plot is explored in this lesson that uses When Charlie McButton Lost Power to launch the discussion. Charlie’s love of...
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Plot the Oysters' Peril!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Use comic strips to teach sequencing in narrative poetry. As homework, each class member selects a comic strip with 4-8 frames, cuts the frames apart, places the pieces in an envelope, and brings the envelope to class. Class members swap...
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Plot of a Short Story (SMART Board)

For Teachers 8th
Help your pupils track the plot of a short story with this SMART Board activity. Using the short story "The Dinner Party" by Mona Gardner (though the lesson would work with any other short story), they define the exposition, rising...
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Using Plot Elements to Retell a Story

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The stories in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street form the basis for a lesson on plot elements. The class examines introduction, sequence, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution and identifies these...
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Sequence Plot Chart

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Your kids can identify the plot sequence of a short story, but what about an informational article? Have them examine the chronological order of events in informational texts with a lesson plan on the sequence of events.