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Lesson Booster: Censorship and Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28) inspires this discussion guide, which helps grade 8-12 students put famous book-bannings in context.

Creative Writing: Greek Gods to Modern Superheroes

Students use critical thinking to compare Greek gods and myths to modern superheroes. Then they write about special characters who aid the modern world.

Lesson Plan Booster: Books Behind Popular Movies

This discussion guide helps students explore links between written works and popular films.

Lesson Plan Booster: Is Truth Stranger Than Fiction?

Students will be able to see how real-life experiences help an author to shape a fictional character he or she is creating.

Common Core Grammar Lesson: Homophones

Students learn the proper use of the homophone groups there/their/they’re and to/too/two. Includes: Student worksheets and answer key.

Lesson Plan Booster: Literature as Window to the Past

When they consider the context surrounding a fictional work, students can learn a great deal about actual history.

Lesson Plan Booster: Surprising Origins of Fiction

Students draw inspiration from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and others, jump-starting their own creative writing process.