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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Subject: Literacy
Grade span: 6 to 8
Duration: 55 minutes
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Book Discussion Groups and Literature Circles


This lesson is one example of how you can implement a book discussion group. After reviewing key themes and new vocabulary, students read a short story, a book, or a play together. Discussion questions encourage students to engage the material, making connections to their own lives, to other things they've read, and to the world around them.

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Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.