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180 resources with the concept studying literature

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Esperanza Rising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, with a series of lessons that dive deep into the literary world of a young girl and the journey she takes to start a new life. Lessons and their...
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Planning for Writing: Introduction and Conclusion of a Literary Argument Essay

For Teachers 6th Standards
After completing three body paragraphs of an argument essay about life's rules to live by from Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis, it's time to begin writing the introduction and conclusion. Independently, pupils draft the final two...
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Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
Begin the drafting phase of the writing process with a lesson plan focused on writing three body paragraphs in a logical way. Then, revise writing to make it more formal after a teacher-directed mini lesson plan. Each paragraph written...
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Revisiting Bud’s Rules: Survive or Thrive?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Bud, from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, followed a series of rules. The questions is, how did he use those rules to thrive or survive? After a grand discussion, class members explore the novel to locate and cite textual...
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How Does the Author Convey Themes in Bud, Not Buddy?

For Teachers 6th Standards
After reading up to chapter 12 of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, scholars read chapter 13 and take part in a grand conversation about the author's writing techniques. Pupils discuss how his writing conveyed literary themes...
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The Lightning Thief: Questioning Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Step into the shoes of the Oracle from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, with this response to reading activity. After reading chapter nine, scholars answer questions from the Oracle's point...
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The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful...
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The Lightning Thief: Before Reading Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This pre-reading activity will certainly make your class ponder. With five questions to reflect upon, get insight to the moral dilemma Percy faced in the novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. 
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Writing Response

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Prior to reading chapter 15 of the book, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, examine the painting, Shipwrecked by Edward Moran, and respond to the feelings that arise within and how it relates to the characters of the novel. 
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Cognitive Enhancement

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Put your thinking cap on, it's quiz time! Here, scholars use their knowledge of the book, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi to create six questions to be used in their upcoming quiz. 
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Concept/Vocab Analysis

For Students 3rd - 7th
Before you begin reading The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, review this reference sheet that includes a wealth of information regarding organizational pattern, theme, setting, foreshadowing, point of view, tone, irony,...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight,...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: KWHL

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
After completing the 11th chapter of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, take part in a KWHL chart driven by the question,When is it appropriate and admirable to defy authority? Focusing on codes of conduct, scholars...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
After completing the first five chapters of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By Avi, use direct quotes to make inferences about how Charlotte feels about certain characters. Later, when the novel has concluded, revisit the text to...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Magic Square Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
After reading chapter one of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, take part in a magic square vocabulary activity in which scholars match the term with its definition and insert its corresponding number in to the magic square...
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Prior to reading The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, spark engagement, and step into the shoes of Charlotte Doyle through this guided imagery activity focusing on adventure and the emotions that may be felt along the way.  
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Biopoem

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Conclude your novel study of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi with this biopoem activity. Get an in-depth look into the personal interests of the poem's subject including feelings, needs, fears, and more!  
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The Lightning Thief: Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Before diving into the engaging tale of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, conduct this directed reading and thinking activity. Assess your pupils' knowledge of Greek gods and mythology through a knowledge web, and...
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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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Chains Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Freedom is a privilege that most take for granted. Using a novel study of Chains, literary lovers quickly realize that freedom has not always been available to everyone. Readers participate in critical thinking, vocabulary, and language...
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The Cay Novel Study

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Winston Churchill once said, "War is a game that is played with a smile." This is how Phillip, the main character, once felt about the German invasion—it was exciting, surreal, and fun. However, it quickly became real when a torpedo hit...
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The Castle in the Attic Novel Study

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Pretend play becomes reality with The Castle in the Attic. Just when William thinks he has inherited a new toy castle, he realizes he has inherited something magical. Scholars learn all about chivalry, vocabulary, and comprehension as...
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The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
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The Lightning Thief: Problematic Situation Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
In the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Percy is faced with a major decision. After reading, chapter 19, discuss the decision-making process Percy took, what he decided to do, and what your...