Teaching ideas based on New York Times content.
At the end of every academic year, we collect all the lesson plans we’ve published and list them in a kind of directory for teachers.
Below, you’ll find our 2015-16 offerings, but to scroll through all our roundup posts since 2010, just click here.
This year, we also featured a number of experimental educational features beyond our traditional lesson plans. Though they are not included in the lists below, you can find them here:
Happy summer, and let us know what topics you’d like us to take on in academic year 2016-17.
English Language Arts
Literature and Poetry
Teaching ‘Mockingbird,’ ‘Watchman’ and Harper Lee With The New York Times
Text to Text | ‘Antigone’ and Noche Flamenca’s ‘Antigona’
Text to Text | ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ and ‘On the Reservation and Off, Schools See a Changing Tide’
Reader Idea | Reading ‘Macbeth’ Through the Lens of Ferguson
What’s Going On in This Poem? | ‘Taking It Home to Jerome’
What’s Going On in This Poem? Exploring Poetry Through Open-Ended Questions
I Remember: Teaching About the Role of Memory Across the Curriculum
Literacy Skills and Strategies
Skills and Strategies | Making Inferences
Skills and Strategies | Annotating to Engage, Analyze, Connect and Create
Skills and Strategies | Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources
Skills and Strategies | Understanding Plagiarism in a Digital Age
Skills and Strategies | Doodling, Sketching and ‘Mind Mapping’ as Learning Tools
Skills and Strategies | Exit Slips
Before, During and After: Strategies From Our News Q’s Feature for Reading Nonfiction
Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion
8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills
Reader Idea | An Argument-Writing Unit: Crafting Student Editorials
Thinking Critically: Reading and Writing Culture Reviews