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Read More Classics: Digital and Paper/Pencil

Engage your students in reading classic works of literature outside the classroom and build their rhetorical and speaking skills, too.

Read More Classic Novels is an outside read project that allows exposes students to the best literature in the Western canon. As they read, students compare elements of their book to other classic artworks. When they finish, students consider various audiences to create locker advertisements and reviews for a real audience. They finish with a classroom or recorded presentation that you grade as they speak.

This product is in digital and paper/pencil format, perfect for virtual classrooms as well as face-to-face settings.

This unit is formatted in digital, editable and fillable Microsoft Word documents and Google Docs and Slides, a total of 94 pages. Also included in this five-day unit are suggested books with Lexiles and reading levels, as well as two interactive mini lessons about visual literacy and integrating partial quotations in writing. A locker ad and book review sample are included for students to evaluate. For grading ease, you also get three rubrics and peer feedback forms. Plenty of options to extend the unit allow you to customize this unit for every class.

This is a unit you will use over and over, as students read and convince others to read more classic novels.

Perfect for the beginning of any grading period and to end each grading period. It can even serve as a semester end assessment or "exam."

Category: ELA → Literature
Price: $8.00

This lesson plan costs $8.00

About the Teacher


Barbara Miller

I have taught English/Language Arts for over twenty years to remedial through gifted students from 7th to 12th grade, AP/dual credit university courses in three corporations and at one university. During my career, I have supervised and taught several student teachers and numerous pre-service teachers. Project Based Learning and choices that fit or extend learning styles and intelligences make my classroom activities engaging for students and filled with opportunities for academic growth. Many teacher professional development programs have supported my work. I hold an M.A. in Education and an Indiana High Ability Teaching License, am a Teacher Consultant for Indiana Writing Project, and have participated in many educator programs sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, National Consortium for the Teaching of Asia, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Department of State, Korea Academy for Educators, and Toyota International Teachers, among others. Additionally, I have been awarded many grants for classroom and school-wide projects, ranging from hundreds of dollars to $250,000. In addition, I have conducted professional development on writing workshop and differentiation in my own school, at conferences and events, and at schools in Peru and India. I am currently writing about my ancestors who taught Freedmen after the Civil War.


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