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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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Responding to Literature: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 5th
Fifth grade reader/writers create an alternate ending to an episode in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach in which our protagonist "loses" the chance to magically solve all his problems. Prompts students not only to write creatively...
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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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Responding to Literature

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine how to respond to literature. In this literature response lesson, 5th graders discuss how to respond to literature. They write a response in a literature log each night based on their reading and the connections...
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Salvaged Pages: Writing as a Response to Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the topic of the Holocaust. Before reading and discussing Elie Wiesel's "Night", they complete an activity giving them a different perspective on the event. They read diaries and journal entries of children and write a...
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Literature Response Journal: Maniac Magee chapters 14-21

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students examine chapters 14-21 of the novel Maniac Magee in groups. In this literature response journal lesson, students are given prompts to respond to regarding the reading.
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Responding to Literature - Graffiti Boards

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders respond to literature using graffiti boards. In this literature response lesson plan, 5th graders listen to a reading selection and respond by creating graffiti on a large piece of chart paper. They show their understanding...
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Coming to America After the War

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
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Using Textual Evidence to Analyze Literary Responses to Historical Events

For Teachers 9th Standards
Scholars analyze Animal Farm to learn how to add textual evidence into essays to support their ideas. They search for a deeper meaning to the story and how it relates to the text Totalitarianism and Revolutions in Russia. To finish,...
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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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I'm a Changed Pig

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Introduce your class to fairy tales with this lesson. After reading the fractured fairy tale, "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig," third, fourth, and fifth graders write a personal narrative as a response to the fairy tale....
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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 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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Writing a Critical Response to Literature Using a Compare/Contrast Format

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read, analyze and comprehend two poems - Emily Dickinson's I'm Nobody and Walter de la Mare's Me. They write a brief essay in which the two poems are compared/contrasted.
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Do You Want to Be My Friend?

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners participate in a variety of emergent and early-literacy activities based on a "friendship" theme. Learners listen to the book Do You Want to Be My Friend by Eric Carle, then echo read, choral read, and independently read...
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Sarah, Plain and Tall - Intro to Literature Circle jobs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners read a book with each student having a specific job for the class.  In this literature instructional activity, students read Sarah, Plain and Tall over 10 days, dividing up responsibilities for each student to make sure everyone...
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A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Patricia MacLachlan's novel Sarah, Plain and Tall serves as an excellent tool for examining point of view. During reading, the class thinks about how characters feel. Just before the climax of the novel, they write friendly letters to...
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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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I Hate to Complain but your Cheese Stinks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read and discuss the "fractured" fairy tale "The Stinky Cheese Man". They imagine that they are in the fairy tale and write a letter of complaint concerning the Cheese Man and how he stinks up the town.
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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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An Educator's Guide to Counting by 7s

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Everyone takes a different journey through grief. A series of lesson plans for the novel Counting by 7s introduces readers to the main character who loses her parents in a car crash. Discussion questions and writing prompts combine...
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Picturing America: Images and Words of Hope from Romare Bearden and Langston Hughes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A carefully crafted three-day lesson integrates poetry and visual art. By analyzing and comparing Langston Hughes' poem "Mother and Son" and Romare Bearden's collage "The Dove," readers explore the theme of hope. The lesson activates...
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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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How Danny Responds to Conflict (Chapter 5, "The Longest Day")

For Teachers 4th Standards
As they continue to read Eagle Song, learners further develop their reading comprehension skills while working collaboratively with their peers. Following a similar format to previous lessons in this unit, the teacher reads aloud the...

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