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High School Literacy

Explore lessons that teach skills such as determining central idea in informational text, literature and literary nonfiction. In addition, find lessons for literacy in science and social studies.

ELA Literacy Lessons

central ideaIn this collection of ELA literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary texts to learn and practice literacy standards.


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Literacy Lessons in Science

turtleIn this collection of science-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary texts on science topics to learn and practice literacy standards.


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Literacy Lessons in Social Studies

USS Arizona burning at Pearl Harbor, 1941In this collection of history-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary historical texts to learn and practice literacy standards.



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Other Resources

Shifting Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved

In this interactive lesson, students explore the shifting narrative point of view that Morrison uses in the novel and consider how narrative can shape the reader’s relationship to the characters.

Elements of Poetry

In this interactive lesson, discover how literary techniques like figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the overall meaning of Maya Angelou's famous poem "Caged Bird".

Lesson: Effective Paragraphs | Skills on Demand

In this interactive lesson, students will learn how to write a paragraph that has both a topic sentence that “labels” its main idea and specific details to support and develop that idea, using real-world examples.

Supernatural Elements in Macbeth

In this self-paced lesson, students explore how Shakespeare uses supernatural elements in Macbeth. This lesson is best used after a reading of Macbeth.

Adapting Dickens: From Page to Screen

In this interactive lesson, students compare and contrast the film and the original text to consider the strengths of each medium, how the choices made by the author or the filmmakers help tell the story, and how faithful a film should be to the original work.

Satire, Parody, and Humor in Catch-22

In this interactive lesson, students compare and contrast the film and the original text to consider the strengths of each medium, how the choices made by the author or the filmmakers help tell the story, and how faithful a film should be to the original work.