- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 158
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis course provides resources for instructors teaching middle grade and young adult novels in their English classes. The course contains engaging lesson plans and activities that are designed to help teachers improve their instruction of important middle school and young adult novels.
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About This Course
This course contains effective teaching resources covering common novels for middle and high school students. The course includes books by authors such as Roald Dahl and Jerry Spinelli, and offers lesson plans and class discussion/comprehension questions for a variety of middle school and young adult books. Lessons are typically less than ten minutes in length, so you can be sure you take away the course material quickly and efficiently.
How It Works
You'll work through bite-sized video lessons and short text lessons that each cover a particular novel. As you complete each lesson, you can take the interactive multiple-choice quiz to make sure you've grasped the most important concepts. The chapter content can be accessed at any time and on any computer or mobile device, so you can study whenever it's convenient for you.
This course includes:
- Video lessons designed to help you effectively teach notable works of young adult literature
- Easy-to-navigate video timelines that let you quickly locate information you need
- Printable lesson transcripts you can use for additional study
- Self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams to help you retain the information and make sure you're prepared to engage your students with comprehensive instruction.
How It Helps
- Helps plan lessons and courses: Short video lessons help teachers plan captivating lessons about middle school and young adult novels.
- Meets curriculum standards: These lessons cover information that meets educational standards for middle school and high school literature courses.
- Improves student performance: Applying the provided discussion questions and classroom activities can help improve student engagement and comprehension.
|Teaching Middle Grade Books|| Analysis, questions and lesson plan for the novel Frindle |
Diary of a Wimpy Kid class questions
Class discussion and comprehension questions for Hoot and Walk Two Moons
|Teaching Survival & Adventure Books|| Class comprehension questions for My Side of the Mountain |
Island of Blue Dolphins class activities and questions
Questions regarding The Cay
Hatchet projects, activities, analysis, questions and lesson plan
Overview, lesson plan and class questions for The Sign of the Beaver
|Teaching Death & Loss in Children's Books|| A Taste of Blackberries class questions |
Bridge to Terabithia discussion and comprehension questions
Pre-reading activities for The Giver
Comprehension and discussion questions for the books Old Yeller and Freak the Mighty
|Teaching Middle Grade Historical Fiction|| Number the Stars overview and lesson plan |
Lesson plans covering Bud, Not Buddy and Johnny Tremain
Al Capone Does My Shirts class activities, questions and lesson plan
|Teaching Middle Grade Fantasy Books|| The Hobbit lesson plan, class questions and analysis |
Characters, themes and conflicts from the novel, A Wrinkle in Time
Comprehension questions for The Lightning Thief and City of Ember
|Roald Dahl Books Lesson Plans|| Comprehensive analysis of James and the Giant Peach |
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory classroom discussion questions
Comprehension questions for Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Magic Finger
|Louis Sachar Books Lesson Plans|| Classroom activities and questions for Holes |
Sideways Stories from Wayside School comprehension questions
|Jerry Spinelli Books Lesson Plans|| Questions for the book Stargirl |
Maniac Magee class activities and questions
Crash characters, summary and lesson plan
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