Secondary Literature Teacher Resources

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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 - 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 - 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: 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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Lesson Plans for High School Teachers at Halloween

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring some ghostly literature into your English classroom! Witches or The Raven will get your lesson plan started! After reading or listening to one of the suggested excerpts, learners write a scene from the text and perform it during...
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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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Writing Prompts for High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here’s a great teacher resource - thirty-five writing prompts designed for high school writers. Categories include cause and effect, definition, expository/informative, persuasive, how to, descriptive, narrative, biographical narrative,...
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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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'Me Fail English? That's Unpossible' : Studying Literature with "The Simpsons"

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Does your class love The Simpsons? It might seem dated, but with reruns constantly popping up on television, this show still holds the attention of most of your learners. Play the opening sequence of an episode, and brainstorm any...
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Literature: Recommended Reading for Teenage Students

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate booklist websites for middle and high school students.
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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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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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A Raisin in the Sun: Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 11th
Augment a unit on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun with a thorough study guide. Pupils set up a reading schedule, summarize what they have read, keep a vocabulary list, create and respond to questions, and select activities from...
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Writing Prompts for High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you teaching a high school language arts class and stumped for writing topics? Five pages of writing prompts for all kinds of writing should help you out. Many of these prompts refer to texts that are not included in this resource,...
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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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Scenario Challenge

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Designed to follow a unit on 20th century authors, high schoolers participate in a discussion trying to persuade a panel of scholars which 20th century American author is most influential and should be taught in the fictitious school...
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#2902. 21st Century: Make Literature Relevant!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
J-Peezy to hang? Would John Proctor by any other name be as brave? High school scholars update scenes from Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and perform them before the class. After viewing and enjoying the modern trappings of their scenes,...
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Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
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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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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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The Awakening

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Kate Chopin's classic American tale, The Awakening, is the focus of a review worksheet. High school readers read the clues about the novel's characters, plot, and important quotes to fill in a crossword puzzle.
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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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English Literature - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about the history of English literature and language but were afraid to ask. From Beowulf to Canterbury Tales, the Knights of the Round Table to Robin Hood, Addison, Fielding, Shakespeare, Swift, and many...
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Integrating Printmaking and Literature: A high school art curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers integrate techniques in printmaking with readings in poetry and literature. They read various pieces of student literature and poetry, and create prints using various printmaking techniques.