This site offers suggestions and video to explain and model using stations in secondary classrooms. http://catlintucker.com/2016/04/station-rotation-model-in-action/
Use Google Maps to create a book map of a title read. This is a great resource for reader response. https://readingbyexample.com/2016/04/23/make-a-book-map-with-google-maps/
This site offers instructions for using Google Earth as a context for literature. Many literature trips have already been made available for teachers. http://googlelittrips.org/index.php
From The Guardian, this article has links to resources and lessons to use with students.
This website provides 35 lessons and tools that are ways to use Word Clouds to achieve instructional goals. http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2016/04/13/wordclouds/
A great way to connect poetry and art, as well as an activity for kinesthetic learners as readers and writers, this Scholastic blog gives step-by-step instructions and examples. This is another resource for poetry month or any other time of the year. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2016/04/blackout-poetry
This resource is aimed at grade PK-6. There are ways to collaborate beyond your classroom and a wealth of ideas that might help you reach across content areas and themes to connect understanding for your students.
This READWRITETHINK lesson uses video as a prompt for storytelling connected to student vocabulary. It is a creative way to have students use vocabulary in context with a connection to narrative. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/tell-your-story-video-30949.html?tab=4#tabs
In this READWRITETHINK lesson, students connect themes in literature to imagery and essay writing. The literacy connections, rubrics and technology are well-developed and will help students makes connections and see relevance in their reading and writing.
From PBS, NewsHour celebrates National Poetry Month with lessons on the work of Maya Angelou and National Student Poets. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons_plans/personal-reflections-on-the-poetry-of-maya-angelou/
Kimber Tate, Coordinator of English, Reading and Libraries