Young Adult Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Kamkwamba-Kurtz
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwamba
Lesson plans, video interviews, and other teaching resources.
In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students are introduced to Keely, who feels that her identity as a Nipmuc Native American is weakened because there is no strong Nipmuc community around her. The video Keely made when she was young and felt discouraged is countered by her positive thoughts about identity when she is older. Students develop their literacy skills through an English language arts focus on symbolism. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities. Designed for grades 5-8.
Lesson plans and resources for teaching Abduction! , more.
Activities to support study of Flowers for Algernon .
Lesson plans for Dahling, If You Luv Me, Would You Please, Please Smile , others.
Sue Monk Kidd
Lesson plans for The Secret Life of Bees
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
by Ron Koertge
Twenty discussion questions.
Nothing to Fear
by Jackie French Koller. Adobe Reader required for these resources.
Background information, character list, vocabulary words.
Author's Note-Chapter 12 Worksheet
Students chart details that help them see the effects of the Great Depression. They work with analogies and make predictions.
Chapters 13-28 Worksheet
Students monitor their reading, work with synonyms, and make predictions.
Chapters 29-48 Worksheet
Students make inferences, work with connotations, and think beyond the novel.
Biographical and Historical Approaches to Literary Works
Students identify vivid details.
Historical Setting Graphic Organizer
Students note note ways that the historical setting influences events, actions and feelings.
Style: Diction and Sentence Structure
Students note words, phrases, and sentences that represent the characters' ways of talking. Then they describe the style and effect of each example.
Whole-Novel Discussion and Activities
4 discussion questions and 2 post-reading activities.
Multiple Choice Test
E. L. Konigsburg
Lesson plans and activities for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The View from Saturday .
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for No More Dead Dogs and other books.
by Jane Kurtz
Author's note, pre-reading activities, prediction guide, vocabulary, comprehension and discussion questions, reading comprehension strategies, and post-reading interdisciplinary activities.
The Feverbird's Claw
by Jane Kurtz
This teacher guide offers comprehension questions, ideas for interdisciplinary projects, and several strategies to develop reading skills with this novel.