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6 - 8 ELA - Reading: Literature 6

6 - 8 ELA - Reading:  Literature 6

  • Cultural Tradition: A Debate
    • You are a member of the United Nations Security Council.  You must decide if the town in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" requires UN intervention.  Students will explore concepts related to language, literature, informational text, speaking & listening, and writing.
  • Banned Books
    • You are part of the Parent Advisory Board at your middle school, which must decide if John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is appropriate for the middle school classroom.  Students will explore concepts related to language, literature, informational text, speaking & listening, and writing.
  • Tragic Heroes Hall of Fame
    • You are the Character Analysis Director for the American Literary Characters Museum.  You have been asked to nominate a character to be inducted into the Tragic Heroes Hall of Fame!  Students will explore concepts related to language, informational text, literature, speaking & listening, and writing.

Testimonial

"I was trained in PBL when I moved to Winston Salem, NC, and I have been using it in my classroom ever since. It is an excellent way to foster critical thinking. Teaching students to problem-solve provides them with essential 21st century skills." - Denise Brodeur