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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Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh grade is a great opportunity to take your literature unit to the next cognitive level. Challenge middle schoolers with a collection of Common Core aligned projects, lessons, and activities, all designed to enhance the learning...
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Reading Literature: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Looking for resources that model how to address specific Common Core Standards for reading literature in grades 11 and 12? Then check out this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the aligned Common...
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Reading Literature: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Align your curriculum to the rigorous Common Core standards with a collection of reading lessons, activities, worksheets, and projects. From literary themes to annotation skills, the resources fold into any reading curriculum to ensure...
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Reading Literature: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The materials in this collect of resources are designed to address all the Common Core reading literature standards for 9th and 10th graders.  Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the specific standard addressed.
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Reading Literature: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Be prepared to educate enthusiastic readers with a collection that touches on each literature standard addressed in the English language arts Common Core State Standards. Included in the collection are units, lesson plans, worksheets,...
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Reading Literature: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle literature instruction with the help of a collection designed to meet every Common Core English language arts standard. Included is a unit, a video, and a variety of lesson plans and worksheets ready to drive, enhance, and support...
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Key Ideas and Details—Reading Literature: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
CCSS: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3 - these Common Core standards are oriented around reading literature with an emphasis on themes, characterization, details, and ideas. Many of the resources in this collection use separate anchor...
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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1 - Why Do People Seek the Power of Reading?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
11 lessons comprise this unit for third graders, which will have them investigating the power of the written word (and why it is seen as so valuable around the world). They read various types of text including fiction and non-fiction...
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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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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Communicating across cultures can be a challenge. China Achebe's Things Fall Apart, as well as essays by Achebe and Richard Rodriguez, introduce some of these challenges and provide much food for thought about cultural concepts readers...
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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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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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When is a Theme Not a Theme?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is a theme not a theme? The resources in this collection explain the difference among subject, motif, and theme, model how to determine the theme(s) in literature and art, and offer opportunities to practice identifying the themes...
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It's All About Your Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The story always depends on the storyteller. Teach your middle schoolers about the importance of point of view in literature with engaging projects and lessons focuses on literary analysis.
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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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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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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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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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Macbeth: A Collection Full of Sound and Fury

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Something wonderful this way comes with a collection of worksheets, lessons, activities, videos, apps, and PowerPoints for Macbeth. Double your resources and save yourself the trouble of curating materials for the Scottish play.
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Teacher-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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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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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 2: Case Study: Atticus Takes a Stand

For Teachers 8th Standards
Unit 2 of Module 1a continues a study of To Kill A Mockingbird with readers paying particular attention to the theme of taking a stand. A Mid-Unit Assessment asks students to compare a key scene in the novel with the same scene in the...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 3: Performance Task: Readers Theater: Taking a Stand in Maycomb

For Teachers 8th Standards
To end their study of To Kill A Mockingbird, class members craft a Readers Theatre script incorporating key scenes from the novel that develop the theme of taking a stand. Group's Readers Theatre performances represent the final...
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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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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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Chinese New Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Kung-hsi Fa-ts' ai! Enrich your Chinese New Year celebration with the resources in this collection. The wealth of materials include background information on the 15-day holiday, also know as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival,...
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Animal Masks

For Students Pre-K - 4th
Use these fun animal masks for a literature act-it-out, class play, or just for fun! There are a few lesson ideas as well as printable mask templates to choose from. Great for the very youngest classes up to 3rd or 4th grade! 
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America Day with a collection of activities, lessons, and printables for lower elementary scholars. 
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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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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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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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Women and Korean Literature

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students read a text about women in Korean and their role in Korean literature. In this Korean literature lesson, students read a text by Helen Koh to learn about women writers in Korea.
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Edgar Allan Poe's Journey Through Life and Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How was Edgar Allan Poe able to create "intriguing, memorable, and lasting literature"? To answer this question, learners analyze the syntax, diction, and characterizations in Poe's poems and short stories and compare the impact of these...
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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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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 learners 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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Literature Study Guide - Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Guide your class through an Anne Frank unit with this reading activity. Complete with a plot chart, character map, and literary response activities, this assignment is a great way to engage with the text of Diary of a Young Girl. A...
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Literature Study Guide - Odyssey

For Students 7th - 9th
Use this literature study guide as a format for your book report or novel project. Based on The Odyssey (though not limited to it), the guide includes resources for online reading, a reading schedule, and multiple pages of reading...
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Literature Study Guide - Return of the King

For Students 7th - 9th
With several activities such as a reading schedule, literature question page, and supplementary list of literary projects, this novel activity would be an excellent addition to your junior high or high school class. Use the activities...
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Literature Study Guide

For Students 10th - 12th
Need a way of tracking readers’ progress through and understanding of out of class reading? Use the list of literature response activities and literature response questions provided with this resource. Also included are templates for a...
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Literary Response and Analysis

For Teachers 11th
Examine a variety of literary responses to Abraham Lincoln's death and the impact of perception. Your class can work in writing groups to analyze either poetry, eulogy, or a newspaper article. They retell the events of Abraham Lincoln's...
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Native American Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Practice grade-level reading comprehension with this lesson, in which middle schoolers read different examples of Native American literature. They discover different cultures while examining their own, and answer questions related to the...
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Spanish Literature: Teaching the Course for the First Time

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Are you a first year AP Spanish teacher? Will you be teaching literature this year? Read this article for some professional development; what can you do to ensure your Spanish learners build their skills and master Spanish literature?
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Exploring Race Through Literature

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Provide your class with an opportunity to examine race through a variety of literary works. They read and analyze a chosen poem, interview, speech, or story describing race in America. They then use key words from the original work to...
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Native American Literature

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Celebrate and honor Native American culture with this set of graphic organizers that showcases literature like The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and A Boy Called Slow as well as three other Native American literature books. Learners compare...
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Literature Study Guides: Tale of Two Cities

For Students 8th - 10th
For homeschool or the classroom: graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for...
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Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night

For Students 9th - 11th
These teaching tools support a learner-centered literature study at home or in the classroom. Aimed at Shakespeare's comedy The Twelfth Night, but suitable for any text, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response...
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Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

For Students 9th - 12th
Although they are designed for homeschool, these teaching tools support any student-centered literature study. Aimed at Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response to literature...
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Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Here is a widely applicable set of materials to enhance any reading task. You'll find graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, a reading schedule, study guides, a story plot flow chart, and a character map....
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Literature Study Guide: Dickens' David Copperfield

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for homeschool, the graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map in this packet support a student-centered literature study of...
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Literature Study Guide: Grapes of Wrath

For Students 11th
Here is a student-centered literature study designed for homeschool but useful for the classroom. Aimed at readers of John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, but useful with any text, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers,...
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Call the Tune: Music in Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I am dancing to the music in my head. Scholars learn to listen for music in their heads as they read literature and poems. After they identify and analyze poetic devices that relate to music, they create their own musical poems.
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Literature Circle Guide: Bridge to Terabithia

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Using the novel Bridge to Terabithia, along with this literature guide, readers analyze and respond to each chapter of the novel. Independent practice, small group work, and class discussion allow learners to gain an insightful...
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The Color Purple: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
Labeled for use with The Color Purple, the templates, activities, and graphic organizers provide many opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their understanding of Alice Walker’s powerful story. Designed for use with independent reading...
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Literature Circle Guides: Shiloh

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Response to literature and collaborative group discussion are the key foci of this thorough guide to teaching Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Newbery-winning novel Shiloh. Detailed sections enable readers to examine each chapter in depth....
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Seeing Themes in Young Adult Literature

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the themes that recur in young adult literature. They will complete a pre-assessment that shows their knowledge of theme in contemporary television, movies, and books. They then learn the associated vocabulary and...
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Teaching Peace through Literature and Song

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Negative effects of bullying come to light through listening to the book Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Class members identify philanthropic acts portrayed in the story and make illustrations to connect them to their own...
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Writing Effective Responses to Literature

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Help your middle schoolers respond to literature by using this literary critique lesson. They will discover critique strategies as they employ their knowledge of literary elements to role-play the part of a literary critic reviewing a...
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Talking Sticks Literature Circle

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Following the six-step process for a talking sticks literature circle, group members choose a leader for the discussion, summarize the reading, discuss journal entries and questions, set reading goals, and write reflections. I think this...
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Literature Reviews

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A literature review goes beyond simply giving a novel a thumbs up or thumbs down. In fact, it may not require an opinion at all. Using a handout on literature reviews, part of a larger series on specific writing assignments, writers...
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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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Art and Literature Quiz 4

For Students 9th - 12th
In this art and literature worksheet, students answer short answer questions about famous books, authors, characters, and more. Students complete 20 questions.
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Art and Literature Quiz 2

For Students 9th - 12th
In this art and literature worksheet, students answer short answer questions about orchestras, plays, authors, books, and more. Students complete 30 questions.
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Literature Study Guide: Pride and Prejudice

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this Pride and Prejudice worksheet, students note assignments for the novel on the provided graphic organizer. Students also provide summaries, note the definitions of vocabulary words, formulate questions they have, and respond to 10...
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Literature Circle Packet

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Looking to set up literature circles in your class? Use these materials to support pupils when they meet in groups. Pupils take on various roles over the course of reading and meet with their groups to share the work they have done on...
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Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
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Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
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Writing About Literature: Exploring Themes About Conformity

For Students 7th Standards
Feeling the pressure to confirm is something any adolescent can relate to. Explore an essential theme with a response to literature assessment that prompts learners to identify main ideas with evidence and supporting details.
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A Literature of Democracy

For Teachers 12th
Read excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson's speech "American Scholar" to address and analyze passages from American literary works. Seniors will discuss three quotations from the text and read excerpts from the address. They then work in...
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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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Teaching History and Culture Through Literature: One Thousand Chestnut Trees

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore contemporary Korea, as well as pre-war Korea. They do this by reading One Thousand Chestnut Trees. After reading, they participate in classroom discussions about excerpts from the novel. They also research...
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Dystopian Literature: from Fiction to Fact

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Imagine an entire course devoted to dystopian literature. If that concept appeals to you, check out this course that uses 1984 as the anchor text and includes classic short stories as well.
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Reading for Relevance in Literature

For Teachers 8th - 11th
High schoolers practice actively reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Goals and curriculum objectives are provided, and the six steps of active reading are outlined. Each learner creates a portfolio during the unit to...
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Analyzing Multiple Interpretations of Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
There is a reason why an Oscar is given each year for the Best Adaptation Screenplay. Adaptations are the focus of an exercise that asks class members to compare a work of literature with a least one adaptation of the work into a...
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World Literature From Africa

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students prepare for and respond to literature selections. This package includes twenty-four lessons from the World Literature series, each covering a different reading selection from Africa. Pre-reading and response activities are...
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Literature Study Guide: Romeo and Juliet

For Students 8th - 9th
Geared toward Romeo and Juliet, the teaching tools included in this resource are designed to support student-centered literature study, at home or in the classroom. Although labeled for Shakespeare's play, the activities could be used...
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Writing Children's Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the common themes and characteristics of children's literature. They develop a list of characteristics, read and discuss examples of children's literature, and create an original children's book.
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Literature Study Guides: Arthur Miller's The Crucible

For Students 8th - 10th
These teaching tools for homeschoolers support student-centered literature study. (I'd use them in my classroom.) Aimed at Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, but useful with any text, the materials are widely applicable: graphic...
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The Little Prince: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Picture books aren't just for children; they carry strong, valuable messages for adult as well. Explore the audience for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with a instructional activity that compares picture books to literature...
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History and Literature on Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research a historical event containing a controversial topic. After collecting and organizing information, they develop a presentation for their part in a mock trial. Students perform as the judge, jury, defense, witness, and...
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Standards Focus: Dialect, Their Eyes Were Watching God Literature Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this Their Eyes Were Watching Godliterature guide worksheet, students read a 2 paragraph informative selection regarding dialect before they respond to 7 short answer questions that require them to translate the dialect of Zora Neale...
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Analyzing and Evaluating Holocaust Literature

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine the history of the Holocaust through literature. Using different pieces of literature, they critique the items in terms of being historical accurate and its value in telling the stories of the Holocaust. They create a...
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Children's Literature from A - Z Poster

For Teachers K - 5th
A great alphabet classroom poster featuring characters of well-loved books such as Paddington bear and Amelia Bedelia.
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"One Evening in the Rainy Season" Shi Zhecun

For Teachers 12th
Did you know that modern Chinese literature “grew from the psychoanalytical theory of Sigmund Freud”? Designed for a world literature class, seniors are introduced to “One Evening in the Rainy Season,” Shi Zhecun’s stream of...
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Civil War Literature Circle

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Historical fiction can be a valuable asset when learning about the past. Integrate several novels written about the Civil War into your social studies unit, with groups of four working collaboratively to comprehend the novel from...
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"A Sound of Hammering" by Dazai Osamu

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Dazai Osamu’s short story, “A Sound of Hammering” is the focus of a three-day investigation of modern Japanese literature and life in post-World War II Japan. The events in Osamu’s story mirror those in his own life, and give a...
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Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Class members identify bullying in contemporary texts and role play how they might change those scenes to examples of anti-bullying. They then re-define their initial definitions of bullying and discuss what they would like to see as...
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"Wu Sung Fights the Tiger"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Dive into classical Chinese literature with this packet. Provided first is a comprehensive summary and a half-page long historical context of Water Margin. As your class reads the section entitled "Wu Sung Fights the Tiger," pose the...
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Literature Response

For Students 6th - 7th
You can use this five-question sheet to launch discussion of any reading the class is doing. Readers respond to a story; they draft questions for others to answer, summarize the story, speculate on author's purpose, identify characters'...
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Traditional Literature: Myth, Legend, Fable, Folktale

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Review the values of traditional literature. Each slide traces the history of oral storytelling, prominent literary figures, and explores the values of teaching through traditional literature. The presentation could be used as a teacher...
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The Giver Literature Guide - Conflict

For Students 8th - 9th
In The Giver literature guide worksheet, learners read several passages from the novel and identify the type of conflict it exemplifies and explain it.
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Literature Soundtracks

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Mix music into your literature class! After reading a novel (either in class or as outside reading), your mix masters create a soundtrack of 10 songs to accompany their reading. What does each song add to the story? A fun activity for all! 
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Building a Literature Pyramid

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create a literature pyramid. They review and discuss their assessment task and rubric and select the literature for their pyramid. They read the literary selection and complete a pyramid sheet for one of the four literary...
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Dancing, Through Literature

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students combine literature with dance. They explore how to express themselves through dance form reading and interpreting poetry. Students expand their knowledge of dance through all aspects of the curriculum. They choreograph a dance...
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Building Two Literature Pyramids

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create literature pyramids. They read selections of various societies, eras, and ideas. They complete two pyramid sheets for the same literary element including either plot, character, setting, or theme. They color-code their...
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Comparing and Contrasting American Literature

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read many types of literature from American authors. Using the text, they use a graphic organizer to organize events into order. They compare and contrast the pieces they have read and identify the main ideas. They also...
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R & R - Incorporating Literature While Teaching Math - Ordered Pairs - "The Polar Express"

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create pictures using ordered pairs after listening to a piece of literature. In this ordered pairs and literature lesson, student listen to and discuss The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. They participate in...
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A Month of Mapping Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Explore the world through literature! With push pins to mark where each story came from, learners examine cultural differences, geographical location, and how those elements affect story content. This lesson could use deeper development,...
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Mining Literature for Deeper Meanings

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Literature teachers often ask their classes to find the big ideas in a text, but how does a writer do this successfully? Show the video to give your pupils some steps to keep in mind while they read and analyze. The narrator encourages...
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For Teachers K - 8th Standards
The story of Rama and Sita is one of the best-loved and most retold stories from the Ramayana. Learners in grades one through eight learn about heroes, anti-heroes, and Indian literature by reading story cards that summarize the story...
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Literature and Humor

For Teachers Higher Ed
From Canterbury Tales to The Odd Couple, this presentation details the different treatments of humor in different literary formats. Numerous authors and works of literature are represented here as examples of satire, irony, comedy, and...
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Annotated Timeline of The American Literary Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Study the transformation of American literature starting from Colonial times up until the present. Each of the nine periods (Romanticism, Realism, Postmodernism, etc.) is introduced and important literary agents from that period are...
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Portraying the Ideal Warrior in Art and Literature

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Samurai warriors had a code that defined what an ideal warrior should be. Learners use a Venn diagram to compare the way the ideal warrior is portrayed in art and literature. They analyze a screen entitled The Battles at Ichi-no-tani and...
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Integrative Lesson on Genres of American Literature (Senior, Literature)

For Teachers 11th
To begin this lesson, the instructor will present a PowerPoint detailing the genres of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Learners will follow along with an instructional sheet that will aid in the identification of setting, tone,...
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Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom/ Chicka Challenge (Elementary, Literature)

For Teachers K Standards
Is your Kindergarten class about to read the book, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom? If they are, and you want a few wonderful activity ideas to reinforce phonemic awareness and letter identification skills, look no further. Here you'll find over...
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Genres and Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Define literary genres with your eager readers. Each slide contains a brief description of what elements to look for when identifying informational text, folktales, myths, fiction, and non-fiction genres. Tip: Print out tiny images of...
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Reading Literature: Introduction to Eagle Song

For Teachers 4th Standards
What are two effective visible thinking strategies for connecting prior knowledge to a great story? Chalk talks and answering text-dependent questions are used to introduce learners to the book, Eagle Song. These strategies provide 4th...
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Printing and Publishing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Explore African literature and artwork in a multicultural literacy and art lesson. Begin with a read aloud of Tiger and the Big Wind: A Tale from Africa, and afterward, have kids retell the main events in the story. They identify and...
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Who Wants to Be an A Student: History

For Teachers 10th - 12th
As a review of key history topics covered in high school, this resource could be used to test students knowledge of government, history and literature. Students answer questions in a game format, playing for imaginary money. This would...
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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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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas

For Teachers K - 2nd
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
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The Crucible Journal Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
While reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible, start or end each day with a journal activity. The project includes a list of prompts for each act of the play. Pupils choose a prompt every time they write and connect their own experiences to...
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Technological Grand Conversations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct a written literary discussion and diminish stress about public writing. Class members, already arranged into literature circles, compose and post responses to novels, signing with initials or class number. The process continues...
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Kumeyaay Indians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Useful for literary analysis, citing textual evidence, or summary skills, this lesson about the Kumeyaay Indians would be a good addition to your language arts class. Middle schoolers read novels and summarize the literature in their own...
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Literary Comparison

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Compare and contrast two pieces of literature with this lesson. With the use of a Venn diagram, pupils make connections between literature and real-life situations. They practice skills of surveying a text looking for important details,...
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Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this lesson. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction and nonfiction...
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Orient the Reader by Establishing a Situation and a Point of View

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Good writers are a lot like fishermen: they know how to hook their readers. The second lesson of this series teaches learners how to grab the attention of their audience while introducing characters and establishing a context. Take time...
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Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to...
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Defining Love

For Teachers 11th - 12th
After reading and discussing Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, pupils compare/contrast the concept/theme of love within several multiple pieces of literature. They must support their claims with textual evidence. In addition, they analyze...
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Sharing My Older Friend With Others

For Teachers K - 6th
Elementary learners explore the difference between aged characters and young characters in literature. They use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the attributes given to both younger and older characters in different pieces of...
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Vantage Points- Multiple Perspectives

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Explore elements of fiction and plot with your middle schoolers through the Japanese short story The Wise Old Woman. Although this lesson is designed around the Holt Literature Book (which includes this story), the links and procedural...
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Pride and Prejudice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help your class recognize classic literature with universal themes. They will demonstrate their familiarity with Pride and Prejudice by updating a selected scene from it to the 21st century. Tip: Bring in a modern movie clip that shows...
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"Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Analyze characterization in literature. Readers use "Three Shots," from The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway and complete classroom activities that require them to apply literary analysis techniques. They write their own short...
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Podcasting for Reading Fluency

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Nothing helps you identify your reading fluency like hearing yourself read aloud! Increase reading fluency and expression by having young learners podcast a weekly high interest piece of literature. Assign a different star or featured...
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Descriptive Language and Theme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Get ready to explore themes with a session rich in modeling that includes both worksheets and an assessment recording sheet. The class completes a pre-assessment to determine their understanding of theme and how to identify it. They read...
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Looking at Portraits: Literary Monuments

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Examine artwork, research literature, and create art pieces for a monument to a literary figure. Young scholars analyze the sculpture Model for a Monument to Alexandre Dumas père and compare it to other well-known monuments. They...
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Learning the Roles in Literature Circles

For Teachers 5th
I love literature circles! Get your pupils together and have them discuss the book they are reading. They determine and practice their role in the literature circle then discuss the book they are reading. This is a great introduction to...
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2017 AP® English Literature and Composition Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Music brings back a memory. One prompt from the 2017 AP® English Literature and Composition Free-Response Questions asks scholars to read a poem and write essays analyzing the relationship between music and the author's memories. Two...
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Literary Response and Analysis Theme Literature

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Analyze the central idea or literary theme found in a series of quotes from the Shakespearean play, Hamlet. For literary analysis, learners paraphrase excerpts from the play and then identify the characters' motivations for their speech.
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Culturally Relevant Literature for English Language Learners

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
No matter the culture, reading has the potential to unite. A workshop for teachers helps educators find culturally relevant literature to bring into their classrooms. Although designed for those who instruct English language learners,...
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Literature Study Guide: Alice in Wonderland

For Students 7th - 10th
Designed for homeschoolers (but equally as effective for independent learners), this worksheet focuses on Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Middle and high school readers summarize, define vocabulary, and answer questions about the...
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Literature Study Guide - The Fellowship of the Ring

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore the fantastical world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with this project about the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring. The activities in the lesson lend well to class assignments or an individual report,...
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Literature Study Guide - The Two Towers

For Students 7th - 9th
Enter the fantastical world of J.R.R. Tolkien with this book report guide. Focusing on The Two Towers (though only the online reading resources are novel-specific), the guide includes resources for online reading, a reading schedule, and...
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Literature Study Guide - The Prince and the Pauper

For Students 7th - 9th
Offering several reading comprehension activities, such as a character map and a plot flow chart, this book report form will help your class through Mark Twain's Prince and the Pauper. The activities in the lesson lend well to class...
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Literature Study Guide - The Hobbit

For Students 7th - 9th
With several online resources for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as many reading and literary analysis activities, this novel study guide is a great way to keep your young readers organized during a book report. The guide includes...
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The Great Kapok Tree- Teaching About Conflict in Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars identify the plot of a text. For this literature lesson, students listen to the book The Great Kapok Tree and identify the problem and solution. A graphic organizer is used to help reinforce the concept.
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Literature Circle Role Descriptions

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this literature circle role descriptions worksheet, students identify the role they play in the literature circle. The different roles include: summarizer, vocabulary finder, questions writer, story mapper. Each role has three to...
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Literature-based Skill Building: Holes by Louis Sachar

For Students 5th - 6th
In this literature response worksheet, students answer 6 essay questions about the symbols and theme of perseverance in Chapters 35-37 of Holes by Louis Sachar.
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Math-Literature Connection: Counting with Jack the Builder

For Teachers K - 2nd
Connect literature (Jack the Builder) with mathematical concepts. In a series of computation, geometry and number sense activities, pupils count on to add, count back to subtract, build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms, and name...
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Literature Study Guide: To Kill a Mockingbird

For Students 7th - 9th
Teaching tools designed to support student-centered literature study. Geared toward homeschoolers reading Harper Lee's book To Kill a Mockingbird, I would use these in my classroom. The materials are applicable to any text: graphic...
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Reurring Symbols in Young Adult Literature

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the ways symbolism is used and develop skill in identifying and relating symbols used in literature. They focus on the common symbols of adolescence and maturation by doing independent reading and teacher...
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Developing Presentation Skills by Using Authentic Literature

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Advanced level ESL students engage in an increasing verbal communication skills through children's literature. The focus of these activities is for children to develope presentation skills. Each activity would compliment any class room.
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Literature Study Guide: Don Quixote

For Students 9th - 12th
The variety of activities and templates included in this Don Quixote study guide will clearly demonstrate whether your independent readers or homeschoolers are progressing through and comprehending Cervantes’s classic tale. Pupils set a...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told Literature Study Guide

For Students 11th - 12th
Designed for independent reading or for homeschool learning, the templates included in this resource can be used with any narrative and would make a fine addition to your curriculum file. Templates include an assignments summary page,...
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Literature Study Guide: The Great Gatsby

For Students 10th - 12th
For homeschool or the classroom: graphic organizers, response to literature activities, writing prompts, study guides, a reading schedule, plot flow chart, and character map relevant to any reading task. Resource is designated for The...
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Tree of Cranes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Conduct a literature study in order to review the sequence of a story with an ELD class. Here, middle schoolers read the story and practice the skill of summary in order to increase reading comprehension and writing skills. Allen Say's...
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Folktale Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Use centers to support study of folktales and writing. A "Jack Tale" refers to a retelling of the classic fairy tale "Jack and the Bean Stalk." Pupils rotate through literature centers in groups. They listen to a "Jack Tale," revise a...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 13: Unit Culmination - Symposium

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To conclude a unit on the concept of diversity in world literature, class members conduct a symposium on "African Literature in Global Perspectives." In order to earn a spot on the panel, individuals craft an original thesis that...
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Locating Archetypes in Pop Culture, Literature, and Life

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Archetypes help readers connect literature to the world around them. A lesson plan uses elements of pop culture to teach about archetypal traits of common characters  and discuss issues of perception and other literary devices. At the...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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Chatty Cherry Stories

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young artists will respond to reading children's literature, by engaging in original storytelling and representing their own images through the visual arts. Then they orally describe details of people, places, and things in their stories...
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Sticky Note Discussions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Scholars use sticky notes to increase reading comprehension. They read a book selection and stop periodically to place sticky notes on items they want to discuss. They then write a short note, summary, or question on the sticky note to...
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Homecoming Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics

For Students 9th - 12th
Use an online interactive literature activity to test comprehension and critical understanding of the book, Homecoming. Learners respond to eight short answer and essay questions about Cynthia Voigt's novel. Answers to study questions...
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Native American Poetry

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Identify text features, make inferences, and discover the cultural significance of Native American Poetry. Sixth graders read several Native American poems and use graphic organizers and literature response logs to record their feelings...
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Non-Fiction Text Features

For Teachers 3rd
Distinguish between textual features of non-fiction in the book The Lewis and Clark Expedition and in the non-fiction story "Ta-Na-e-Ka." Third graders create posters and participate in group discussions to show their understanding of...
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Map It Out

For Teachers K - 4th
Explore how illustrations add to a story. Young learners will look at picture books to see how the pictures tell the story. They create illustrations to go with a chosen story, and then flip the activity so they have to write a story to...
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9th Grade Literary Terms: Handout

For Teachers K - 10th
A 7-page chart/handout defines and gives relevant examples of 24 literary terms often introduced in junior high school and revisited throughout high school. Useful as a reference for any class that includes literature. Covers terms...
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Exploring Themes in Literature: The Oral Tradition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are you are considering a unit on Beowulf or Superman, on myths, or tricksters? Here's a great overview you can use to launch a study of universal themes and archetypes. The focus here is on the oral tradition, but the concepts apply to...
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Making an Inference from an Implied Message Within a Text

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Show your scholars that they make inferences every day and might not even know it. Through scaffolded instruction, they break down the process of drawing information from context. Using example sentences and didactic questioning,...
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Reading Literature - The Ruin

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Cross-comparison, the technique of focusing on two different texts with the same themes, motifs, events, etc., is employed in an exercise that asks groups to examine two different translations of “The Ruin,” a poem, written in Old...
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Inference in Literature: The Wizard of Oz

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
We're off to see the wizard! Practice making inferences in literature with two sample paragraphs from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Each passage provides questions about the pleasantness of the place it describes, and kids...
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Literature Circle Questions

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Get the most out of a class reading of Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead with this literature circle resource. Based on Bloom's Taxonomy, these questions help young readers find meaning in this award-winning novel. Additional hands-on...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 7: Cultural Commentary

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class groups develop a multimedia presentation in response to the question, "In what ways does Achebe use literature as a means to express and comment on culture and history?"
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 1: Unit Introduction

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To launch a unit study of the concept of diversity in World Literature, class members compare Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" and Richard Rodriguez's essay, "The Chinese in All of Us: A...
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Learning With Paint And Literature: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students draw a picture related to the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and create an...
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American Literature Authors and Their Works

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students match American Literature authors with their short stories, poems, and books. For this American Literature lesson, students are given an overview of the authors and their main works. Then students independently do a matching...
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Literature-based Skill Building: Holes by Louis Sachar: Chapter 24

For Students 5th - 6th
In this literature response worksheet, students answer 12 short essay questions about the vocabulary, characters and quotations in Chapter 25 of Holes by Louis Sachar.
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Discovering Ourselves in Literature and Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read literature and view other media to discover how print and non-print texts answer the thematic question: Who am I? students compare the ways ideas are presented, and create their own portfolios or personal Web pages...
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What Does Korean Literature Reveal About War?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are exposed to a wide variety of war related literature in order to comprehend the influence of conflict upon the lives of the Korean people. The information is used to complete a research report.
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Literature Response Journal: Maniac Magee chapters 14-21

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners examine chapters 14-21 of the novel Maniac Magee in groups. For this literature response journal lesson, students are given prompts to respond to regarding the reading.
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Conflict and Plot

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Analyze conflict and plot in literature. To begin, review the terms conflict, plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution with the class. Working in groups and using TI-83 Plus (because the activity is...
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

For Teachers 11th Standards
If you are considering adding or expanding a unit on utopian and dystopian literature you simply must check out this fabulous resource. Packed with plans, activities, project-based and 21st century learning opportunities, the unit uses a...
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The Phantom of the Opera: Ideas for Research and Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You could spend a full day discussing The Phantom of the Opera and not scratch the surface, but a set of lessons about the literary elements and themes of the musical production is a great start. Young thespians build upon the background...
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Life In The Tomb - WW1 Author Stratis Myrivilis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most learners likely are not familiar with Statis Myrivilis or his anti-war writings, but his works spur scholars to debate over the role of protest literature in wartime. While the video does situate Myrivilis within the context of the...
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The Literature Curriculum Model

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Parents looking for a summer alternative to regular schooling, should try a literature curriculum model.
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The Tale of Genji

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the world's first novel was written by a woman? Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, was published in 1021. Class members research Eastern and Western cultures in the 10th and 11th centuries, view modern adaptations of...
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Text as Object and Art: Aesthetic Impact on Audience Reception of Books in the Early Renaissance and Today

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the role that aesthetics play in the publication of books. In groups, they apply the concept of physical affectation on each reader's experience to literature. They also compare and contrast the varied types of...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners view a PowerPoint presentation (link provided) about similes and metaphors. They write the definitions of each type of figurative language. Working in groups, they find examples of metaphors and similes in literature....
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In Emily Dickinson's Own Words: Letters and Poems

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Analyze the depth and beauty of American Literature by reading Emily Dickinson's letters and poems. The class analyzes Dickinson's poetic style and discusses Thomas Wentworth Higginson's editorial relationship with Dickinson. They pay...
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Around the World With Cinderella

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Explore the role literature plays in different cultures. Learners recognize that one can gain insight into a culture by studying its literature. Pupils will then compose a research paper based on a culture they have researched.
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Comparing Works By The Same Author: Venn Diagram

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A Venn diagram is a great tool. Middle schoolers research specific authors from different time periods, cultures, and genres. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast two pieces of literature by the same...
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Literature Review Paragraph

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders review the structural elements of a literary paragraph and organizational paragraph formats. They author a paragraph examining and reviewing a piece of literature currently being read in class. Students peer-review the...