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Genre: Short Story

For Teachers 6th Standards
Discover the genre of short stories with sixth graders. They discuss the characteristics of short stories from the book America Street. Then, they compare and contrast movies and television shows and chart story characteristics. Various...
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What is a mystery?

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What is a mystery? Learners complete an anagram worksheet to discover the mystery genre. First, they listen as the teacher reads from All About Mysteries and notes defining words on the board. Then they read a mystery and examine it for...
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Teach This Poem: "Violin" by Nikki Wallschlaeger

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Nikki Wallschlaeger's Violin is the featured poem in a lesson that uses music and multiple readings to delve deep into its analysis. After a writing warm-up, learners watch and listen to a video that showcases Regina Carter Quintet's...
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Critical Thinking in A Christmas Carol

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol provides middle schoolers an opportunity to examine how references to historical context can contribute to the impact of and the theme of a story. Groups conduct a close reading of an excerpt from the...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Lice Peeking

For Teachers 6th Standards
Read along with me. Two learners read the parts of Noah and Lice in Flush as the rest of the class follows along. Readers look for unfamiliar words and the use of figurative language in the text. They complete graphic organizers and...
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Analyzing Plot Development across Flush

For Teachers 6th Standards
The end. Scholars discuss how the end of the text in Flush contributes to the plot development of the story. They then write book reviews to share their thoughts about the story. After finishing their book reviews, learners share them...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Analyzing Point of View and Plot Development in Flush

For Teachers 6th Standards
It's the halfway point—there's no turning back now. Scholars work on the mid unit assessment for Flush. For the assessment, learners analyze the point of view and plot development by annotating the text using sticky notes and underlining...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of Florida

For Teachers 6th Standards
Fishing for words. Scholars search for unfamiliar words in pages 27-29 of Flush, place them in their word catchers, and complete part of Noah’s Point of View graphic organizer. After identifying figurative language, learners analyze tone...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Noah’s Point of View of the Coral Queen and Dusty Muleman

For Teachers 6th Standards
Literally, what's the meaning? Scholars read pages seven through nine of Flush and discuss literal and nonliteral meaning with figurative language. Learners work in triads to identify and define unfamiliar words. They then complete a...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Chapter 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
Get to the point ... the point of view, that is! Pupils analyze Laurence Yep's Dragonwings for tone, figurative language, and point of view by completing graphic organizers. Scholars also read an excerpt from the novel and record the...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Chapter 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Just get to the gist. Scholars work in pairs to find the gist of an excerpt from Laurence Yep's Dragonwings. Pupils also complete graphic organizers to analyze the text for tone, point of view, and figurative language. 
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Developing the Narrator’s Point of View, Figurative Language, and Connecting Passages across the Novel Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
Let's get creative! As part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars create a piece of artwork illustrating the theme from Laurence Yep's novel, Dragonwings. Additionally, pupils use a graphic organizer to identify figurative language in the...
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Analyzing Point of View and Figurative Language: Chapter 1

For Teachers 6th Standards
Check out the view! Scholars complete a graphic organizer to analyze how Laurence Yep develops a character's point of view in Dragonwings. Additionally, pupils re-read parts of the novel and annotate the text on sticky notes, looking for...
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Mid-Unit Assessment: Theme, Figurative Language, and Word Choice in Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to show what you know. Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment to demonstrate their learning from the past lessons. Learners work independently to identify the theme and answer questions about Pask, the Runaway. They also examine...
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Jigsaw, Part 2: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

For Teachers 6th Standards
Three heads are better than one. Scholars gather back in their triads for another read of their monologues. They answer text-dependent questions and review their work. Learners then present their jigsaw monologues to the rest of the class. 
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Close Read, Part 2: “Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter”

For Teachers 6th Standards
It is just a figure of speech. Readers look for figurative language as they read Taggot, the Blacksmith’s Daughter. They complete a Figurative Language graphic organizer by recording and identifying the types of figurative language found...
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Close Read, Part 2: “Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew”

For Teachers 6th Standards
No, not literally. Scholars read Hugo, the Lord’s Nephew to compare figurative and literal language. Readers learn about simile, metaphor, personification, and idioms with a graphic organizer. Pupils then answer text-dependent questions...
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Love That Poem

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After reading the novel, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, scholars review poetic devices such as metaphor and onomatopoeia. As a class, then small groups, pupils compare and contrast two poems from different authors, discuss how one...
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One Hundred Years of Solitude | The Great American Read

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One Hundred Years of Solitude introduces readers to magic realism. Told in a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Nobel Prize-winning novel is a candidate for The Great American Read program and aficionados...
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Imagery in Song Lyrics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce young learners to imagery with a instructional activity that asks them to look closely at the lyrics from popular songs. Class members listen to a song rich with imagery, draw a picture of the images that come to mind, and then...
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And Then There Were None

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Justice and murder are the heart of the best mysteries. The writers interviewed for this episode of the Great American Read try to convince viewers that the best of this genre is Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. 
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1984 by George Orwell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Reverend Katrina Foster offers her rationale for why Winston Smith, the tragic hero of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, is her favorite literary character.
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Analyzing the Development of Theme through Pivotal Moments

For Students 6th Standards
Liliana Heker's "The Stolen Party" and Martha Salinas' "The Scholarship Jacket" provide sixth graders with an opportunity to identify key scenes that authors use to develop their themes.
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Literary Analysis Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Have you ever read something without really reading it? Scholars often read words while not paying full attention to the text. Completing a literary analysis sheet encourages reader involvement in stories. They do so by determining the...