Literature Teacher Resources

Shakespeare, Thoreau, Hemingway, Austen, Poe. You'll find them all below, along with numerous other authors and an abundance of lessons, worksheets, activities, and resources.
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 1: Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure and Meaning

For Teachers 6th Standards
Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the anchor text of a 12-part module created for sixth graders. Scholars read and examine the literature in the context of figurative language, tone, and meaning. Learners draw conclusions and...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 1: Analyzing Figurative Language, Word Choice, Structure and Meaning

For Teachers 6th Standards
Christopher Paul Curtis' Newberry Medal winning novel Bud, Not Buddy is the anchor text in a unit that asks middle schoolers to examine Bud's rules to live by. They compare these rules to those in President Barack Obama's 2009...
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Ken Burns in the Classroom: Hemingway

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Hemingway: BH, AH. Before Hemingway and after Hemingway. A collection of PBS lessons, authored by Julia E. Torres, uses clips from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary to EXPLORE the influence events in Hemingway’s life had on his...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2A, Unit 2: Analyzing Structure and Communicating Theme in Literature

For Teachers 6th Standards
Accompany your classroom's reading of Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis with a 17-lesson unit designed to spark critical thinking, dialogue, and stretch writing muscles. The EngageNY collection goes beyond pupils' reading...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Delve into the depths of madness with a literary analysis unit focused on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Emily Dickinson's "I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain." It features thought-provoking discussion questions, evidence-based...
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15 Items in Unit Module
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AP Poetry

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Ten resources make up the AP Poetry Unit Module. The first resource, designed for instructors, provides an overview of and links to all materials required for a four-week poetry unit. Next, a 27-slide presentation introduces scholars to...
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How Will You Describe Me?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
There are many ways to describe people. Their physical appearances, personality traits, and behaviors are a few examples. This also applies to characters in literature, and it is important for our children to be able to identify obvious...
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Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does Gabriel Garcia Marquez make the magical elements in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seem real? That is the essential question for readers of his acclaimed novel to tackle in a three-lesson unit module. Scholars begin by...
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James and the Giant Peach Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Add some whim and fancy to your daily vocabulary lessons by pairing them with James and the Giant Peach! This trio of lessons has kids using their imaginations to create board games, graph moments of excitement, and infer characters'...
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Literacy Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate reading across the curriculum with a collection of lessons and worksheets that bring literature and informational text to life in math, science, social studies, and music. Each resource prompts interdisciplinary instruction...
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EngageNY Grades 6 ELA Module 2B: Voices of Adversity

For Teachers 6th Standards
Were things really harder back in the day? That is the question sixth graders research in a three-unit module. They read information articles and literature about the adversities of medieval life, and then draft an essay in which they...
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Student Copy of Gatsby and the Jazz Age: American Dream or Nightmare:

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
F. Scott Fitzgerald's intent in The Great Gatsby, was "to state the American dream as dramatically, as passionately, as possible – and at the same time, to hold it up to moral judgment, to see what lies and terrors lay beneath its...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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5th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Thirty-six practice pages make up a collection designed to develop reading comprehension skills. With each worksheet, students read the informational text then answer several short-answer questions related to main ideas, supporting...
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Crash Course Theater and Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining...
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Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A collection all about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda, contains eleven lessons. Each lesson contains a theme and covers a different subject: literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars work collaboratively and...
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American Literary Humor: Mark Twain, George Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson curriculum unit examines the history and conventions in the American literary humor of Mark Twain, George Washington Harris, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Lesson One, scholars read “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras...
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Kindred

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Four resources comprise a unit module designed for Octavia E. Butler's Kindred instructors to use in their classes. The first resource in the series, a packet designed for instructors, includes an overview of the unit, a day-to-day...
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Romeo and Juliet: Resources for Star-Crossed Lovers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's a collection? That which we call a Curriculum File would be as apt. Go wisely and slowly through this collection of units, lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and apps designed for use with Romeo and Juliet.
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief" is the anchor text in a unit that teaches 10th grades close reading skills. Class members gather evidence for an expository essay in which they analyze how how the author uses the interactions...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Teach your sophomores how to compare the same ideas in two different texts with a unit that uses Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights as central texts. Class members use their close reading skills to...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: War Coming Close to Home

For Teachers 8th Standards
Help readers develop the ability to understand complex text. Thanhha Lai's Inside Out & Back Again serves as the anchor work in this first unit that focuses not only on how word choice impacts tone and meaning, but also how to draw...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Taking a Stand

For Teachers 8th Standards
Taking a stand is the theme of Module 2. Students continue to develop their close reading skills, study a speaker's perspective, and analyze how writers craft an argument. The core texts for Unit 1 include speeches by Shirley Chisholm...

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