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Introducing Historical Context: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is it possible to judge a book by its cover? Scholars analyze and make predictions using various cover images of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. They then discuss the difference between autobiographies and biographies....
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Coda: What Gives This Story Power? Re-Examining Powerful Stories

For Teachers 7th Standards
Writers consider what makes a story powerful as they listen to a short story about Frederick Douglass. Once finished, small groups complete a worksheet to analyze what makes the story so enduring.
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Preparing for the Mid-Unit Assessment: Planning the Children’s Book

For Teachers 7th Standards
Pupils complete a My Children's Book Plan worksheet to carefully prepare for a narrative writing project. Scholars also continue working in their groups from lesson plan two, using their scavenger hunt worksheets to discuss what makes a...
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Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1: Writer’s Roundtable

For Teachers 7th Standards
Hear ye, hear ye, it's time for a writer's roundtable! Scholars clarify their thinking about their narrative writing project by engaging in a fishbowl discussion about their plans. As members within the inner circle discuss the topic,...
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World Café about Pygmalion

For Teachers 7th Standards
Round and round you go. Scholars participate in a World Cafe to discuss Pygmalion. As they circulate around to different groups, they talk about three main questions that pertain to the actions of Eliza and Higgins. After circulating,...
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Setting a Purpose for Research: Introduction to Media Literacy

For Teachers 7th Standards
What does that picture say? Young historians take a close look at a British advertisement from 1890 to determine the role of gender in advertising. They discuss the implications about women portrayed in the images. Pupils then further...
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Performance Task: Planning the Final Brochure

For Teachers 7th Standards
Partners use a Brochure Planning Guide to create brochures giving advice to consumers about products based on the research they finished about working conditions. After planning the brochure, they complete a sketch outline and then begin...
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World Café to Analyze the Characters in Lyddie

For Teachers 7th Standards
Order up! Welcome to the World Café, where scholars engage in small-group discussions based on Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. As pupils circulate around the room, they talk with classmates about the novel's characters, setting, and...
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Generating Reasons: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars synthesize evidence from Katherine Paterson's Lyddie to create a list of the pros and cons of Lyddie signing a petition about working conditions. They use the Lyddie's Decision anchor chart to record their thoughts and ideas...
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Forming Evidence-Based Claims: Should Lyddie Sign the Petition?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Pupils reread selected passages from Katherine Paterson's novel Lyddie. After they finish, individuals gather textual evidence supporting whether Lyddie should sign a controversial petition and record their findings on graphic organizers.
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Framing Lyddie’s Decision and Practicing Evidence Based Claims

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars grapple with whether the title character of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie, should sign a petition about working conditions at the factory. They engage in close reading and discussion before adding their thinking about the...
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Introducing Working Conditions in the Mills

For Teachers 7th Standards
 Scholars discover how working in a textile mill in the nineteenth century affected the title character from Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Partners analyze quotes from the novel and then add evidence and questions about working...
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Analyzing Character: Who is Lyddie?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Character analysis can help readers feel more connected to a literary text. Scholars explore the topic by writing an acrostic poem about the main character from Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Then, pupils watch a short video to help...
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Modeling Entry Task, Reading Notes, and Reading Strategies for Lyddie

For Teachers 7th Standards
Readers understand a text better when they discuss it with someone else. Scholars continue reading the novel Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, engaging in text-related discussions with five classmates. Next, they add to their chapter three...
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Setting Purpose for Research: What are Fair Working Conditions?

For Teachers 7th Standards
Life may not be fair but working conditions should be. Scholars research working conditions at Wegmans by studying the company website. They complete a working conditions anchor chart and discuss their findings in a think-pair-share...
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Analyzing Word Choice: Understanding Working Conditions in the Mills

For Teachers 7th Standards
Ravenous or hungry, happy or ecstatic—why does word choice matter? Scholars continue to analyze working conditions in the mill and how the conditions affect the protagonist of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. They engage in a close...
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Close Reading to Learn about Lyddie’s Character

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars work in pairs to analyze the characters, plot, and setting of Katherine Paterson's novel, Lyddie. Next, they apply what they learned about the characters' feelings and motivation to perform a mini reader's theater. 
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Introducing the Concept of Theme: Survival in A Long Walk to Water (Chapters 1–5)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Teach the class how to survive! Scholars work together to learn the meaning of theme and determine the message  in A Long Walk to Water. After the class discusses possible ideas, they work to identify one central theme for the text. The...
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World Café to Analyze Theme and Character in A Long Walk to Water (Chapters 16–18)

For Teachers 7th Standards
Here comes a surprise ending! Readers discuss their thoughts about the ending of A Long Walk to Water by answering probing questions. They participate in a World Café where they work in triads to complete a chart and a prompt during...
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Myth and Truth: The First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Encourage learners to think critically about common myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in Colonial America. They discover that behind every myth are many possible explanations—and that learning more about American history helps them...
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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Children in foster care face a lot of uncertainty in their lives. A guide for the novel One for the Murphys introduces a main character, Carley, who is thrust into the foster care system. Chapter-by-chapter questions cover key details in...
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Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever looked for a new way to teach an old concept? Scholars thinking about the rising action of a story in a whole new perspective. However, Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot! challenges readers and allows for much...
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Balancing Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everyone appreciates human rights, but what happens if the rights of an individual conflict with the rights of the larger group? Scholars explore real-life scenarios and debate when to limit rights and when to strictly enforce them. The...
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Analyzing Advertising

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Are advertisements really mind games that persuade people to buy products? Scholars analyze popular ads and think about how these ads influence them. They use reading advertisement comprehension skills and work in groups to analyze...