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Stotz, M. 2023. Bringing Women's Literature into the Secondary Classroom: A Comprehensive Unit Plan. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Mairead Stotz 2023.


Included in this applied knowledge project are details regarding how I developed a six-week unit on women’s literature using backward design, rationale behind my process and text selections, learning targets and Illinois Learning Standards for English Language Arts that are met through the instruction, and a complete set of 30 lesson plans, including assessments, handouts, and additional instructional materials. My goal is to demonstrate what I have learned during my time as an education student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and to emphasize the importance of women’s literature in the secondary classroom.

Key Words: English education, women’s literature, literature circles, backward design