by Chris Van Allsburg
Lesson plans and teaching resources
My Allsburg Crush
Lesson plan on The Stranger includes anticipatory set, graphic organizer, and a writing task.
Response to Literature Writing Lesson
This unit guides students through the process of analyzing literature and incorporating evidence into a 5-paragraph essay. Includes student handouts, work with transitions, and a model essay. 21 pages; Adobe Reader required.
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.
This writing task includes prompt, graphic organizer, student handouts, and sample essay. Emphasis is on providing evidence to support an inference. 6 pages; word processor required.
This unit plan emphasizes key ideas and details. Includes pre-reading, during-reading, and after-reading questions. Minilesson on inferences, writing with description and clear sequence.
A Teacher's Guide to
Summary, discussion questions, reading lesson, writing lesson, ideas for differentiation, and suggestions for a post-reading project. This 4-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.