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the giver by lois lowry complete novel study

This resource includes an Anticipation Guide for the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading to activate students’ prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new topic. In this lesson,… Read More »The Giver Lesson Plans | Entire Novel Study

scythe by neil shusterman complete nove study

This is the perfect introductory lesson for any teacher beginning a novel study on Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Begin with the anticipation guide included. An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used before reading to activate students’ prior knowledge… Read More »Scythe Lesson Plans | Entire Novel Study

what is free verse

Free verse is the perfect poetic form for those who like to bend—or totally break—the rules. It introduces you to a world where the words flow naturally and rhythm dances to its own tune, creating… Read More »What Is Free Verse?

what is a slant rhyme

Have you ever read a poem and noticed that some of the rhymes aren’t an exact match but manage to somehow sound like they could be? That’s the magic of slant rhyme. It’s a subtle… Read More »What is Slant Rhyme?

what is meter in poetry

There’s no denying that poetry can be challenging for students, especially when it comes to learning all the terms. But the more they know, the more they can understand (and maybe even appreciate) the literary… Read More »What is Meter?

plot structure in literature

What makes a story a good story? Engaging characters? A descriptive setting? Conflict and tension? A powerful message? A satisfying ending? (Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes.) Without plot structure, all of these elements would… Read More »What is Plot Structure in Literature?