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Teaching guides and lesson plans designed to help make classic literature engaging and relevant to today’s students.

Teaching Guide Titles

Explore our lesson plans and customizable materials for the titles you teach. Click a title to view its full resources.

Additional Titles Available for Pre-Order

  • 1984

  • Frankenstein

  • Othello

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Julius Caesar

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • Animal Farm

  • King Lear

  • The Scarlet Letter

  • Brave New World

  • Lord of the Flies

  • The Taming of the Shrew

  • The Canterbury Tales

  • The Merchant of Venice

  • The Tempest

  • The Catcher in the Rye

  • Much Ado About Nothing

  • Things Fall Apart

  • The Crucible

  • The Odyssey

  • The Things They Carried

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Of Mice and Men

  • Twelfth Night

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Real-Life Lens Plans

In-depth lesson plans designed to cover multiple class sessions help readers connect to classic works of literature through a relatable lens, such as prejudice, authenticity, or jealousy.

  • Big Idea Questions

    Shape the lens and encourage students to think critically.

  • Driving Questions

    Focus students’ thinking and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning.

  • Differentiated Instruction

    Allows you to challenge the students that need it and make the material more accessible to students who are struggling.

  • Real-Life Links

    To videos, podcasts, and articles help your students build bridges between the text and their everyday lives.

  • Midpoint Activities

    Encourage students to consolidate their understanding of the text and challenge them to analyze what they know of the plot, characters, or theme.

  • Final Projects

    Provide multimedia opportunities for students to demonstrate their mastery of the text in creative ways.

Additional Lesson Plans

  • Poetics Lessons

    Poetics Lessons help students build understanding of important literary devices, such as metaphor, simile, and personification.

  • Film Lessons

    Film Lessons help students go deeper into a text by watching a film version, making comparisons, and drawing contrasts.

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