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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New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
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 primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion questions about characterization and plot, and projects after kids have finished reading.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Land Theme Park!
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 they have written scripts.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Technological Grand Conversations
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 until each member of each literature circle has had a chance to contribute to the conversation several times.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams
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 stories that feature character development, conflict, and themes.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vantage Points- Multiple Perspectives
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 steps are all you need for an effective study.
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Circle Guide to So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Allow your pupils to take control of their own learning by setting up literature circles for So B. It by Sarah Weeks. Group members can discuss and answer the questions provided in the materials, and you can check their work with this resource, which includes suggested responses.
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Literature Study Guides: Of Mice and Men
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. Resource is designated for Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but these materials would work for any literary text, at home or in the classroom.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Native American Literature
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 readings.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences they find?
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Mixing Metaphors across Current Events and Literature
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 from multiple or cross-curricular perspectives.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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, as well as comparing two different text structures.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mummies in the Morning
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages children with a wide variety of fun activities and projects.
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Jamie Nabozny: Bullying: Language, Literature and Life
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 "the next chapter" on bullying.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Waking Dreams: A Teacher's Guide
A teacher's guide for a seminar held at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes a full description of several Pre-Raphaelite art pieces, artists, and connecting literary works. Excerpts from authors and poets can help you make the connection between art and literature for your class.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
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 six experts who present on topics such as literature and the author, as well as a moderator.
9th - 12th English Language Arts