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The Chronicles of Narnia

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia is about far more than the adventures of a group of children in an imaginary kingdom. Find out what else it's about in a short Great American Read video.
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The Symbolism of Castle's Bedroom in Ghost

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To conclude a unit study of Jason Reynold's Ghost, class members examine how Castle's feeling about his bedroom change over the course of the novel. Groups use the provided graphic organizer to identify the plot of the novel and then use...
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The Symbolism of Sneakers in Ghost

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
As part of a study of Jason Reynold's Ghost, readers take a close look at sneaker culture and how Reynold uses sneakers as a symbol in his award-winning young adult novel. Groups explore links to "Sneakerology 101", a Carnegie Mellon...
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Grade 8 Module 2B: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 8th Standards
Annoyed or bewitched. What effect does an author's word choice have on a text? Scholars begin the lesson by analyzing word choice in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, learners take a closer look at the narrative structure...
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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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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Douglas Adams' hysterical send-up of bureaucratic thinking, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is the focus of a Great American Read video that urges viewers to vote for one of the greatest satires since Gulliver's Travels.
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Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Analyzing Narrative Structure and Author’s Craft: Part 1

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using the resource, scholars complete a mid-unit assessment to gauge their learning at the halfway point of the unit. Pupils read the myth "The Harvest That Never Came" and plot its narrative structure.
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Analyzing How Shakespeare’s Play Draws upon Greek Mythology: Part 1

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars read the story "Pyramus and Thisbe," analyzing word choice, tone, and meaning. They then try to find the gist of the story and discuss how Shakespeare used the myth in his play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Analyzing the Resolution of the Play: World Café Discussion

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to get active! Scholars participate in a World Cafe protocol to promote discussion and leadership. They get out of their seats and move from group to group to discuss key questions related to their read-aloud of Shakespeare's A...
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Reading Shakespeare: The Play within the Play

For Students 8th Standards
Scholars continue reading the Greek myth "Pyramus and Thisbe," analyzing why it was written into Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Next, they complete a Venn diagram to compare the two texts. 
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Margaret Mitchell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Far from being a proper Southern Belle, Margaret Mitchell was a rebel, willing to take on the benefactors of the debutante ball, to support unpopular causes, and finance promising students. A short video details the life of the author of...
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Figurative Language for Edgar Allen Poe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are your classes weary of dreary worksheets? Are the learners nearly napping? Thrill them, fill them with delight with an interactive worksheet that asks them to identify the figurative language Edgar Allen Poe uses to add horror and...
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Animal Imagery in Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Writers employ a variety of literary devices to bring their stories alive in the minds of readers. Their use of imagery especially lets us see their characters, form impressions of them, develop feelings of sympathy or revulsion. Class...
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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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Examining How Word Choice Contributes to Tone and Meaning: Close Reading of “Wet and Crying”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars participate in a Write-Pair-Share activity while answering questions about word meaning in "Wet and Crying." They use their Write-Pair-Share note-catchers to guide their thoughts and then share with the class. After group...
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Characters’ Decisions: The Flow of Consequences in Midsummer

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members meet in their drama circles and share their thoughts on why it might be important that the audience know something the characters don't. They read Act 3 Scene 2 of A Midsummer Night's Dream and complete consequence flow...
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Author’s Craft: Poetry and Prose

For Teachers 8th Standards
During a drama circle, scholars take a close look at the play created in the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. The pupils read Act 3 Scene 1 and turn and talk to their partners about the scene. They then complete a handout and discuss the...
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Analyzing Language, Character, and Theme: World Café Discussion

For Teachers 8th Standards
As part of their study of A Midsummer Night's Dream, class members meet in a drama circle where they discuss and role play scenes from the play. They then engage in an activity called World Cafe, analyzing the characters' actions from...
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Analyzing Word Choice: Atticus’s Closing Speech (Chapters 20-21)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Choose your words carefully. Scholars begin by reading a line of Atticus's closing speech in To Kill A Mockingbird. Readers work independently on their note catchers, then complete a Think-Pair-Share activity with partners. They finish...
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Close Reading: Fishbowl Comparing Atticus and Mr. Gilmer (Chapters 17-19)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Class members participate in two circle group discussions to compare Atticus and Mr. Gilmer in chapters 17-19 of To Kill a Mockingbird. They use a note-catcher to guide their thinking. For homework, readers begin looking at chapters 20-21.
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Author’s Craft: The Poetry of the Play

For Teachers 8th Standards
Feel the rhythm! Pupils begin reading Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as they continue to participate in a drama circle. With discussion, they examine Shakespeare's use of rhyme, rhythm, and meter, analyzing how...
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Reading Shakespeare: Understanding Shakespeare’s Language

For Teachers 8th Standards
Pupils participate in a drama circle to read aloud Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They work with partners to discuss Shakespeare's use of language and analyze how specific lines of dialogue within the play help propel the...
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Catching a Grenade: How Word Choice Impacts Meaning and Tone

For Students 8th Standards
Beyonce's "Halo" and Bruno Mars' "Grenade" provide eighth graders with an opportunity to consider how a writer's choice of words can create a very different tone even when the subject is the same. After a close reading of both lyrics,...
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Comparing Meaning and Tone: The Fall of Saigon in Fiction and Informational Text

For Teachers 8th Standards
Whose that talking? Readers listen to a reading of the transcript "Forgotten Ship" and answer questions focusing on word meaning and choice. They complete a chart to track the multiple narrators in the script. For homework, readers...