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Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (3) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Literacy Lesson Plans
http://edgalaxy.com/...
This is a good collection of literacy lesson plans and activities for several different grade levels. Good writing activities here!

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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
http://www.loc.gov/t...
Students gain a sense of the living history that surrounds the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Through studying primary source materials from American Memory and other online resources, students of all backgrounds may better grasp how historical events and human forces have shaped relationships between black and white, and rich and poor cultures of our country. This unit guides students on a journey through the Depression Era in the 1930s. Activities familiarize the students with Southern experiences through the study of the novel and African American experiences through the examination of primary sources.

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Resources for Teaching Ayn Rand's Anthem
http://aynrandeducat...
This site offers great ideas (comprehension questions, collaborative projects, writing assignments) to correlate with Ayn Rand's Anthem.

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Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday Lesson Plan
http://www.pbs.org/j...
This lesson helps students learn about lynching and its relationship to racism in American history and to appreciate the ways in which jazz contributed to the political awareness of the American public.

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With Your Own Two Hands
http://writingfix.co...
Using Ben Harper’s “With My Own Two Hands” (as well as John Mayer’s “Waiting On The World To Change”), students ponder their roles in changing the world. After analyzing how a variety of important people changed the world, students evaluate the tools they possess to change the world and how realistic it is for them to actually do it. The final product is an original poem, taken through the writing process, in which students express their feelings about this topic.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Poems
http://writingfix.co...
Comparing three songs with symbolic meanings about the past, present and future and then writing poems.

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My Adidas: Letting Your Possessions Tell Your Story
http://writingfix.co...
Students will learn about personification by using the song "My Adidas," written by Run D.M.C. Students will then write poems using personification.

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Teaching Poetry Through Rap
http://christiemoore...
Using rap to teach poetry is fun, engaging and challenging. Rap engages our students and it enhances their understanding of poetic devices. Rap, specifically, can contain internal and external rhyme, assonance, consonance, simile, metaphor and much more.

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Heroes of Troy: Song Version
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
This site breaks the Iliad into seven segments. Each segment has a song (audio) and a retelling of the story (video). PDF files of play scripts are also available for download. This simplified version of the the Iliad is great for struggling students or as a preview for the Odyssey.

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Audio Books
http://etc.usf.edu/l...
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
http://www.funbrain....
This site shows the young adult book in diary form so students can compare to print and media.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Student Survival Guide
http://www.lausd.k12...
This website has been set up to be an annotation to the text of the novel. As you travel through the site, you'll find more than 400 annotations to help you get more out of your reading. Many of the annotations contain links to pictures or other websites to further help you in understanding your reading. Click away, learn, and have fun!

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Audio Books
http://etc.usf.edu/l...
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.

Interactives/Games


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Emily Dickinson - Poetry Lives
http://www.emilydick...
From the Dickinson Museum, this quiz tests students ability to decipher the meanings behind Emily Dickinson's poetry. The museum also has other activities to pique students' interest.

Learning Activities


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Literacy Lesson Plans
http://edgalaxy.com/...
This is a good collection of literacy lesson plans and activities for several different grade levels. Good writing activities here!

Teacher Tools


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Literacy Lesson Plans
http://edgalaxy.com/...
This is a good collection of literacy lesson plans and activities for several different grade levels. Good writing activities here!

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