If 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 new NCTE book What Research Really Says about Teaching and Learning to Read offers an alternate vision to currently accepted ideas and practices in reading education. The Ideas from INBOX take on the same topic: exploring alternative strategies for teaching reading.