Pedagogy and Writing:  Class Resource Page

Links to Project Assignment Sheets and Rubrics (uploaded on the day each is assigned):

Close Reading Essay and Rubric

Lesson Plan Activity and Contextual Rationale and Rubrics

Final, Tripartite Project:  Lesson Plan and Rationale; Activity Demonstrations and Peer Review; and Post Peer Review Self-Assessment and Rubrics for Planning, Peer Review, and Narrative Self-Assessment

Links to Supplemental Materials for Class Texts:

Dramatic Reading of Of Mice and Men

Penguin Teacher’s Guide for Of Mice and Men

Lesson Plan on The Giver

Lesson Plan Activities on The Giver

Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem we all Live with Now”

Billie Holiday performing “Strange Fruit” 

NPR:  “The Strange Story of the Man Behind ‘Strange Fruit’”

Steve McQueen’s “Lynching Tree”

Frank Baker’s Unit on Media Literacy and Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Links to Resources for Analyzing Film (useful for the adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird):

The Basics of How to Read a Film

The 'Grammar' of Television and Film

Film Analysis:  Yale Film Studies

“On the Scene:  Analyzing Scenes in Film and Literature”

Worksheet for Analyzing Film Trailers as Persuasive Texts

Link to Various Suggestions for Successful Film Annotation:

Helpful Hints and Links for Crafting Winning Film Annotation

Governing Agencies:

The Conceptual Framework

Code of Ethics for Educators from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission   

Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) K-12 

Georgia Department of Education  

NCTE’s Standards (downloadable PDF) 

Lesson Plan Templates (use for inspiration and structuring):





Resources for Writers in College:

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue 

The Writing Process

Food for Thought:  The MEAL Plan

MLA Guidelines from The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University  

Resources for Teaching Writers in Secondary Schools:

OWL Resources for Grades 7-12 Instructors and Students

S.O.A.P.S Tone

Grammar Bytes 


KWL Method 

“Grammar for High School:  A Sentence Composing Approach—A Student Worktext

Theory—Adolescent Cognitive, Moral, and Psychosocial Development Schema:


Bloom’s Taxonomy and Revisions

Gardner:  Multiple Intelligences 

Gardner Graphic:  Ways of Knowing

William Perry’s Scheme of Intellectual and Ethical Development