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 8 ELA Module 2a: Working With Evidence: Taking a Stand

For Teachers 8th Standards
In the three units in Grade 8, ELA Module 2A, eighth-graders continue their study of the theme of taking a stand. In Unit 1, scholars develop their close reading skills as they examine speeches of real people taking a stand. They...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Unit 1: Narrator’s Point of View and Evidence of Author’s Perspective in Dragonwings

For Teachers 6th Standards
The first unit in this three-module set introduces sixth-graders to a study of how authors’ culture influences and is evident in their writing. Laurence Yep’s novel, Dragonwings, and his biography The Lost Garden serve as the core texts....
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 3a: Understanding Perspectives: The Land of the Golden Mountain

For Teachers 6th Standards
How does an author’s culture influence their perspective and point of view? Moreover, how does an author’s purpose affect their point of view? These are the questions middle schoolers investigate in a three-unit module that uses works by...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA Module 4: How Do Authors Use Craft and Structure to Develop Characters and Ideas?

For Teachers 10th Standards
Nonfiction and dramatic text take center stage in a three-unit module that focuses on how authors convey and develop central ideas. In Unit 1, E. B. White’s “Death of a Pig” provides sophomores with an opportunity to analyze the...
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Literature Land Theme Park!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, in groups, research the setting, food, and entertainment of a selection of literature. They design costumes, menus, and theme parks from the piece of literature as well. Then they present their projects to the class after...
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Explore Brothers and Sisters throughout Literature

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day on May 2, 2013 by studying sibling pairs in literature.
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Integrating Science and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Maximize time and engage learners by using children's literature in your science lessons.
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Native American Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Practice grade-level reading comprehension with this instructional activity, in which middle schoolers read different examples of Native American literature. They discover different cultures while examining their own, and answer...
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War Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Working in groups, young historians review a war poem written by Stephen Crane. After reviewing the poem, they present an oral interpretation of the poem and hold a panel discussion about their analysis. The panel is made up of five or...
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Deck the Halls with Literature Trees

For Teachers K - 12th
Reinforce and assess reading comprehension by having your class make a literature tree! After reading a book, pupils make decorations to represent the book's themes, characters, and setting. Materials for decorating can be as diverse and...
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Literature and Art Through Our Eyes: African-American Artists

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Examine the contributions of African-Americans in the worlds of art and literature. Over the course of a few days, young scholars will read and analyze a poem, a short story, and a piece of art. They complete a range of...
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Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a...
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Literature Study Guide: Out of Africa

For Students 8th - 12th
Here you will find a widely applicable set of materials to enhance any reading task: graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, a reading schedule, study guides, a plot flow chart, and a character map....
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Applying Music to Literature

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Kids explore music, history, culture, and literature in a multi-faceted lesson plan. They discuss how both historical and cultural contexts shape music, art, and literature, and then apply these concepts as they engage in a listening...
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Come Fly with Me . . . Open a Book: Travels through Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This detailed overview of a curriculum unit suggests using travel literature to engage and stimulate your third graders’ interest in reading. The suggested reading list includes fiction and non-fiction materials and offers urban children...
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Tsunamis in Literature and Legends

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have your class discuss the signs of an impending tsunami using literature. Learners read The Big Wave and discuss the actions taken by the villagers. They role play using scenes from the book. They answer questions and complete a...
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Literature Study Guide - The Jungle

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Guide readers through Upton Sinclair's The Jungle with a packet that provides templates for a reading schedule, a literature question page, and a supplementary list of literary activities. 
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Literature Study Guide: Siddhartha

For Students 6th - 10th
Though this book report form is labeled Siddhartha, the multiple-page format would work for any novel you are reading in class. Complete with a reading schedule, a summary page, a list of generic literature response questions, and a list...
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Literature Study Guide - The Native Son

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore Inez Haynes Gillmore's The Native Son with this thorough and engaging book report form. A reading schedule provides the opportunity to assign outside reading, and the other reading comprehension lessons could be completed in...
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Literature Study Guide - Macbeth

For Students 7th - 9th
If your students "dwindle, peak, and pine" over Shakespeare, use this literature study guide as a format for their book report or novel project on Macbeth. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this...
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Literature Study Guide - Iliad

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this literature study guide on Homer's Iliad as a format for your book report or novel project. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this assignment is a great way to keep middle schoolers...
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Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Expression, current events, and art can go hand-in-hand. After analyzing a multi-media piece entitled, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, the class explores their own expressive process. They create collages that show a current event or issue...
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Literature Study Guide: Slaughterhouse-Five

For Students 6th - 9th
Equipped with all the necessary components of a literary response, including a summary page, vocabulary list, a space for questions and answers, a story flow chart, and a character map, this resource is a superior way for students to...
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Literature Study Guide - Moby Dick

For Students 7th - 9th
Complete with a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary activities, this book report form on Moby Dick would be an good resource for your junior high or high school class. The guide includes...

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