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Middle Level boys reading research materialsIf you’re looking for practical instructional ideas, you’re in the right place.

These classroom-tested lesson plans provide ready resources for teachers working with students aged from kindergarten to high school.

 

Initials in annotations below indicate academic level of the resource (E=Elementary, M=Middle, S=Secondary, C=College, G=General).

 


Focus on 21st Century Literacies

Kick off an exploration of  21st-Century Literacies with ReadWriteThink lesson plans that focus on multimedia texts.

For Elementary Teachers
Get the Reel Scoop: Comparing Books to Movies (E) teaches students to think critically about books and their movie counterparts by analyzing the texts and then selecting a cut or adapted scene from the book to present in readers theater.

For Middle Level Teachers
On a Musical Note: Exploring Reading Strategies by Creating a Soundtrack (M) invites students to create soundtracks or playlists for novels they have read. The lesson is a possible book report alternative!

For Secondary Teachers
A Collaboration of Sites and Sounds: Using Wikis to Catalog Protest Songs (S) asks students to critique and analyze multimedia texts through collaborative research and online writing. 

Ideas from INBOX Newsletter

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education was released at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on November 11, 2008.

As research and inquiry are shaped by 21st century technologies, fair use and copyright more frequently become not only a concern for the texts that teachers bring to class, but also a focus of the instruction we give students. The  Ideas from INBOX  can help.

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