This page contains resources and materials useful to teachers when planning thematically.


35WaysToPublishStudents.jpg Gravois, Michael. (1998). 35 ready-to-go ways to publish students' research & writing. NY: Scholastic Professional Books. ISBN 0-590-05014-1. - This excellent book contains reproducible templates for a variety of student projects such as data disks, flap books, super trioramas, story cubes, story wheels, etc., which can be adapted to any subject area.

LayeringToLearnLogo.jpg - A wiki that contains links to sources for culturally authentic materials (text, images, music, multimedia), ideas for interactive activities, and information on using a layered approach to planning thematic units. Note that the navigation is on the left-hand side of the page.

Planning from the Textbook - A single page containing questions to ask yourself and a process you can use to help you plan thematic units based on a textbook (CM: Replace with a template?)

National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project. (1999). National Standards for Foreign Language Learning (Executive Summary). National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701-6801. Tel: 914-963-8830. Executive summary available:

UnderstandingByDesign2ndEdition.jpg Wiggins, Grant, & Jay McTighe. (1998). Understanding by design (Expanded 2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. ISBN 1-4166-0035-3. - This book explores what it means to understand, outlines how to identify key concepts, generate essential questions, design effectives assessments and rubrics, plan lessons with clear performance targets, and teach for understanding. It also contains a wealth of helpful anecdotes, examples, and templates.