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Links to Free Literature Lesson Plans at Other Sites
Links Last Checked 8/7/16
These websites provide free lesson plans for a specific book that is read by an entire class. The lesson plan may not mention vocabulary at all, but could be augmented with a verbalworkout.com lesson plan. We try to list these in order of usefulness and exclude sites where it is hard to find a lesson for a specific book or where there are too many inconvenient ads. If you are aware of other lesson plans to which we should link, or if you find any of these sites less helpful than when we last reviewed them, please let us know via the "Give us feedback" link at the bottom of the page.
  • Discovery Education - A convenient alphabetical list of book titles for students in grades 9-12

  • Teachers.net - Browse through many literature lesson plans or use your browser page search to look for a title on this page.


A source of generic lesson plans for adolescent literacy can be found here at AdLit.org (all about Adolescent Literacy).

Techniques intended to foster incidental vocabulary acquisition are not adequate for teaching content concepts. For example, if you wanted to teach a class about alliteration, metaphor, or irony, you might want to devote significant class time to the task and use a type of concept map or other graphic organizer. This author has not found an outstanding link on the web to provide free graphic organizers for vocabulary and describe their use. The best this author has found is here at the West Virginia Department of Education. If you can recommend a great Internet link, with free organizers and instruction, please let us know so we can post it.

Janet Allenís book, Words, Words, Words, provides an excellent discussion of different techniques for teaching content concepts. It has many different types of graphic organizers and examples of how to use them. This author has not looked at some promising titles of books she has published since that one.

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