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
Initials in annotations below indicate academic
level of the resource (E=Elementary, M=Middle, S=Secondary, C=College,
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
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.
from INBOX Newsletter
In a recent ReadWriteThink
podcast (M-S), host Jennifer Buehler highlights the ability of series books
to engage readers. Jennifer also
recommends several young adult literature series as she discusses how to find
quality stories amidst the great number of commercial products available.
Visit the Ideas
from INBOX to find resources that support teaching quality
series books in your classroom.