Literature Lesson Plans, Authors Bacon to Bitton-Jackson

Sir Francis Bacon
Lesson plans for Bacon's essays.

James Baldwin
Teaching guides and other resources.

Toni Cade Bambara
Lesson plans and activities for "Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird" and other stories.

"The Day I Sprouted Wings" by J. Herman Banning
Background information and text of the essay by the first African-American to hold a pilot's license.

"In France" by P. T. Barnum
Background information and text of the essay about General Tom Thumb's appearances in France.

Donald Barthelme
Online criticism and biography from the Internet Public Library.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Follow links to an audio excerpt, video interviews with the author, a reading group guide, and a teacher's guide. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for the two guides.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
This reading group guide includes 16 discussion questions.

Newton Aduaka tells the story of Ezra
In this TED talk, filmmaker Aduaka shows clips from his film Ezra, about a child soldier in Sierra Leone. A good companion piece for study of A Long Way Gone. Preview for appropriateness. Length 18:47.

War Literature: Images and Videos
Scroll down on this page to the final item, a link to a TED talk by Emanuel Jal, "The Music of a War Child," followed by 3 discussion questions.

A Comprehensive Unit Plan for Dear Zoe, a Novel by Philip Beard
A unit plan for 3 weeks, with a variety of activities. This 20-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

"Pitchers and Catchers" by Moe Berg
Background information and text of the essay. Follow links to PDF or Google Docs format.

Ambrose Bierce
Lesson plans and teaching resources for "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," more.

"Twelve Strangers in the Night" by Elizabeth M. Bisgood
Background information and text of the essay about early commercial air travel. (Nonfiction/informational text).

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
A variety of reading strategies to use with the book, including an anticipation guide, a guided imagery activity, and a vocabulary puzzle.

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
Summary, 12 discussion questions, and related titles.



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