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These are lesson plans created by Teacher Consultants of Coalfield Writers; each includes a strong research based focus for ways writing can be used to enhance learning, in a variety of subject and grade levels. We will continue to add lessons to this page.
Using Primary Documents
The lesson plans here were created by TC Cynthia Ooten, teacher at Logan High School. This unit plan focuses on persuasive techniques, and is particularly useful in AP Language courses, but is also adaptable for high school level English classes.
Persuasive Techniques Lesson 1
Persuasive Techniques Lesson 2
Persuasive Techniques Lesson 3
Primary Documents Handout 1
Primary Documents Handout 2
Primary Documents Handout 3
Primary Documents Handout 4
Primary Documents Handout 5
Primary Documents Handout 6
Primary Documents Handout 7
Power Point of Images for Primary Documents Lesson Plan
Tall Tales and Multi Genre Writing Project:
This lesson plan was created by TC Sharron McLemore. It focuses on a heart health lesson she teaches in her 10th grade Health Course, and offers many opportunities for writing.
This lesson plan, written by TC Crystal Howell, of Chapmanville Regional High School, features research about the value of writing and thinking of art to create voice in writing.
This lesson plan, created by TC Courtney Pritchard, is particularly suited to 7th grade Language Arts, but can be adapted for other grade levels. Its focus is on helping students develop voice in writing, through personal connections to art.