Lesson Plans Emphasizing Critical Literacy

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This page will provide you with sample lesson plans that you can feel free to utilize in your elementary classroom. The focus of these lessons is to incorporate critical literacy into your daily language arts curriculum. Thanks to the wonderful Scholastic website I have been able to search and explore a multitude of reading and writing lessons for a variety of elementary grades[6]. I found these specific ones to be especially interesting. Each one can be easily modified and extended in any way you see fit. Please visit my feedback page if you have any questions or comments.

The following links will take you to the corresponding lesson plan sub-pages:

I Wish I Were a Butterfly

Build a Connection

The following link will direct you to the Cultural Connections and Writing for Change Unit Plan page. This unit plan consists of 5 lessons and it is a wonderful resource for implementing a thorough introduction to multiculturalism and critical literacy to your elementary classroom. Please take a look [7]. (This plan was accessed from 

Cultural Connections and Writing for Change Unit Plan

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

These lessons are free to anyone who wishes to visit the scholastic site or There has been no copyright infringement.