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Ch 2: Developing as a Reader & Writer Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Developing as a Reader & Writer chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach students about the skills necessary for analyzing literature and writing papers in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Developing as a Reader & Writer chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Expand your horizons Examine the world through literature, develop informed opinions, reading/writing exercises on world events
Tuesday Self-expression Define how to use writing for self-expression, identify self-expression writing formats, analyze journal entries from well-known authors, and discuss self-expression poetry
Wednesday Text-to-text connections: In theory Describe how to make connections between texts, discuss significance of connecting texts, demonstrate how some texts influence others, and show how to prove a point in an essay through the use of text-to-text connections
Thursday Text-to-text connections: In practice Using familiar grade-appropriate texts, have students identify surface level connections and then move on to more meaningful connections between texts
Friday Connections beyond just books Discuss how works of art influence literature and vice versa, identify how any type of artistic expression can be influential, explain how artists themselves influence other artists

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Developing as a Reader & Writer Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Reading and Writing for Personal Growth

1. Reading and Writing for Personal Growth

In this lesson, we will discuss how reading and writing can expand our world views by allowing us to see things from other perspectives and challenge our own viewpoints.

Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals

2. Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals

In this lesson, we will discuss the different ways to write for self expression. We will also discuss how writing for self expression will naturally lead to writing in different patterns, including essays, poems and journals.

Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works

3. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works

In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.

Connecting Literature to Other Art Forms

4. Connecting Literature to Other Art Forms

In this lesson, we will explore how literature is connected to other art forms, including music, photography, and painting. We will also discuss how artists influence each other.

How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection

5. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection

The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.

Finding & Interpreting the Main Idea in Literature

6. Finding & Interpreting the Main Idea in Literature

Identifying the main idea of a piece of literature is essential to understanding the selection. In this lesson, we will explore the process of finding and interpreting the main idea in a piece of literature.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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