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The Big Read: A Lesson Before Dying

The Big Read: A Lesson Before Dying

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This unit plan includes ten lessons to lead you through Ernest J. ...

This unit plan includes ten lessons to lead you through Ernest J. Gaines' classic novel, A Lesson Before Dying. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. It also includes a variety of project ideas and essay topics for teachers to use, as well as additional handouts with background information.

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English Language Arts
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The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read: A Wizard of Earthsea

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This unit plan contains ten lessons, each consisting of a focus topic, ...

This unit plan contains ten lessons, each consisting of a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments, all related to Ursula Le Guin's classic fantasy novel, A Wizard of Earthsea. Teachers can also take advantage of essay topics and project ideas provided by The Big Read.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
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The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: Bless Me, Ultima

The Big Read: Bless Me, Ultima

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This teacher's guide contains ten lesson plans relating to Rudolfo Anaya's classic ...

This teacher's guide contains ten lesson plans relating to Rudolfo Anaya's classic novel, Bless Me, Ultima. Students work through four sections of each lesson: a focus topic, discussion activity, writing exercise, and homework assignment. Also available are several project ideas and essay topics for teachers to use.

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English Language Arts
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Unit of Study
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The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451

The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451

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This Big Read unit features ten lessons about Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian ...

This Big Read unit features ten lessons about Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451. The unit includes ten lessons that feature several activities - a thematic focus, a discussion activity, a writing exercise, and a homework assignment.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
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The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Big Read: In the Time of the Butterflies

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This teacher's guide contains a unit's worth of instructions related to Julia ...

This teacher's guide contains a unit's worth of instructions related to Julia Alvarez', "In The Time of the Butterflies." Each of the ten lessons it contains has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. It also features projects and essay topics related to the text.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
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The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: Love Medicine

The Big Read: Love Medicine

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In this ten-lesson unit, students work with the novel, Love Medicine by ...

In this ten-lesson unit, students work with the novel, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich. Each of the lessons contains four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. In addition, there are several essay topics and project ideas provided, as well as several handouts with background information about the author and time period.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: My Antonia

The Big Read: My Antonia

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In this unit plan, students engage in ten lessons focused around Willa ...

In this unit plan, students engage in ten lessons focused around Willa Cather's novel My Antonia. Each lesson features a thematic focus, a discussion activity, a writing exercise, and a homework assignment. Students may also complete one of several projects or essay topics provided as part of the unit.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: Sun, Stone, and Shadows

The Big Read: Sun, Stone, and Shadows

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This Big Read unit plan contains ten lesson plans that each feature ...

This Big Read unit plan contains ten lesson plans that each feature a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. It also includes several project ideas and essay topics to go along with Sun, Stone, and Shadows, the anthology of Mexican short fiction.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Big Read: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through ...

This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also provided are essay topics, project ideas, and handouts focusing on the author and novel's background.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Grapes of Wrath

The Big Read: The Grapes of Wrath

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This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through ...

This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through John Steinbeck's classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also provided are essay topics, project ideas, and background information handouts about the novel and time period.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Big Read: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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In this unit, teachers will find ten lessons focused on The Heart ...

In this unit, teachers will find ten lessons focused on The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Each lesson contains a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also included are project ideas, essay topics, and background handouts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Joy Luck Club

The Big Read: The Joy Luck Club

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This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through ...

This Big Read Teacher's Guide contains ten lessons to lead you through Amy Tan's classic novel, The Joy Luck Club. Each lesson has four sections: a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Additionally, Big Read has provided essay topics, project ideas, and handouts with background information on the text and author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Namesake

The Big Read: The Namesake

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This unit plan contains ten lesson plans to guide teachers and students ...

This unit plan contains ten lesson plans to guide teachers and students through the novel Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Each lesson contains a thematic focus, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

The Big Read: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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This Big Read unit features ten lessons to introduce students to the ...

This Big Read unit features ten lessons to introduce students to the work of Emily Dickinson. Each lesson has five components: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, vocabulary words, and homework assignments. In addition, they feature suggested essay topics and handouts with more background information on the poems, the historical period, and the author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Shawl

The Big Read: The Shawl

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In this unit plan from The Big Read, ten lessons guide students ...

In this unit plan from The Big Read, ten lessons guide students and teachers through The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick. Each lesson has four sections: a focus topic, discussion activities, writing exercises, and homework assignments. Also available are project ideas and essay topics, as well as background handouts on the author and story.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Big Read: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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In this series of ten lessons, students engage with several of Edgar ...

In this series of ten lessons, students engage with several of Edgar Allan Poe's texts, including "The Raven," "The Bells," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Each lesson is paired with one of Poe's writings and features a discussion activity, writing exercise, and additional assignment that can be completed for homework.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird

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This unit plan from The Big Read features 10 lessons about Harper ...

This unit plan from The Big Read features 10 lessons about Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. Each lesson in the unit consists of a thematic focus, discussion activities, a writing exercise, and a homework assignment. Also provided are essay topics and project ideas, as well as handouts providing background information.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big read
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Lesson Before Dying 10-day unit

A Lesson Before Dying 10-day unit

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A 10 day unit plan of instruction for Earnest J. Gaines A ...

A 10 day unit plan of instruction for Earnest J. Gaines A Lesson Before Dying. Includes audio, project ideas, lessons, writing prompts and informational background materials.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Author:
The Big Read- National Endowment for the Arts
Date Added:
02/26/2019