Young Adult Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Carbone-Cushman
Lesson ideas for Last Dance on Holladay Street , others
Orson Scott Card
Lesson plans for Ender's Game .
TAG Extra Credit
Students work with characterization, figurative language, and plot diagram for the story "Miss Awful" by Robert Cavanaugh. Word processor required for access.
by Cecil Castellucci
Author interview, discussion questions, and post-reading projects.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
, novel by Stephen Chbosky
Students respond to 10 statements before and after reading. Access requires MS-Word or compatible application.
Unique Metaphor Collections
Inspired by the first chapter of the novel Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, students will discover metaphors in their world and reading and create their own unique metaphorical descriptions for a collection they devote a page to in their writers notebooks or their journals. Once a collection of unique metaphors has been built in the writers notebook, teachers can challenge students to create a longer piece of writing (poem, narrative, reflection, etc.) that is inspired by one or several of their metaphors.
Sook Nyul Choi
Lesson plans and teaching resources for The Year of Impossible Goodbyes and Echoes of the White Giraffe .
Lesson ideas for Al Capone Does my Shirts .
Lesson plans and classroom activities for teaching The House on Mango Street .
"If I Forget Thee, O Earth" by Arthur C. Clarke
Learning activities include plot diagram; themes, motifs, and symbols; practice with analysis; vocabulary; background science, more. Note: sponsored link.
Vera and Bill Cleaver
Lesson plans and classroom activities for teaching Where the Lilies Bloom .
by Paul Cochran. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Chapters 1- 6 Worksheet
Students practice making generalizations. They work with synonyms and antonyms, and they make predictions.
Chapters 7- 11 Worksheet
Students make inferences about character motivation. They work with synonyms and connotations, and they make predictions.
Chapters 12-18 Worksheet
Students practice drawing conclusions. They work with figurative language and think beyond the novel.
Ambiguity Graphic Organizer
Students consider interpretations and the purpose of the ambiguous ending.
First-Person Point of View Graphic Organizer
Students analyze the main character.
Setting and Mood Graphic Organizer
Students analyze the relationship between setting and mood.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
6 discussion questions and 2 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test
Lesson plans and resources for teaching The Alchemist .
James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
Lesson plans and activities for teaching My Brother Sam is Dead .
Lesson plans and other resources for teaching The Hunger Games .
An Educator's Guide to
by Ally Condie
Questions for reflective writing or discussion and several suggested activities, all supporting Common Core Standards. This 8-page guide requires Adobe Reader for access.
Lesson plans and activities to support The Face on the Milk Carton and other books.
The Dark is Rising
by Susan Cooper
Writing prompts, anticipation guide, study guide questions, vocabulary, reading strategies, and a link to a guide for The Seeker , a movie based on this book.
by Deborah Joy Corey
Chapter-by-chapter questions and essay topics.
Lesson plans and classroom activities for The Chocolate War and other books by Cormier.
Lesson plans and learning activities for Walk Two Moons and other books.
Lesson plans and learning activities for Children of the River .
Mississippi Trial, 1955
by Chris Crowe
A variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, a KWHL activity, vocabulary support, and more.
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and other books.
by Priscilla Cummings
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes plot diagrams, figurative language, vocabulary, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.
Christopher Paul Curtis
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Bud, not Buddy and The Watsons go to Birmingham -- 1963 .
Lesson plans and activities for teaching Catherine, called Birdie and The Midwife's Apprentice .