The techniques used by this site to foster incidental vocabulary acquisition are not adequate for teaching content concepts. For example, if you wanted to teach a class about alliteration, metaphor, or irony, you might want to devote significant class time to the task and use a type of concept map or other graphic organizer. This author has not found an outstanding link on the web to explain and provide free graphic organizers for vocabulary. If you can recommend a great Internet link, with free organizers and instruction, please let us know so we can post it. The best this author has found is this PDF from which you can print individual pages to get Graphic Organizers for Learning Vocabulary from Bakersfield College.
Janet Allen's book, Words, Words, Words, provides an excellent discussion of different techniques for teaching content concepts. It has many different types of graphic organizers and examples of how to use them. This author has not looked at some promising titles of books she has published since that one.
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As late as 2017, this page used to link to two pages with free, book-specific lesson plans for many books. Unfortunately, neither link is very good as of May, 2018, but this author has not found better. If you are aware of a site that provides free lesson plans by book for many different books, please send the link via the Give us feedback link at the bottom of the page.
Meanwhile, here is a description of the two sites. A clickable link is not provided because you shouldn't just click expecting a user-friendly page. The quality of lesson plans is uneven, but you may well find something you like.
Discovery Education used to provide an alphabetized list (by grade range) of free book-specific lesson plans. As of May, 2018, that feature is not working.
However, for popular books, this search in Google may well provide a good lesson plan: site:discoveryeducation.com "title you're looking for"
- Teachers.net used to provide a long list of free literature lesson plans at: teachers.net/lessonplans/subjects/literature As of May, 2018, that page does not render in a friendly manner. However, it will load and after it loads, you can use your browser's page search function to look for a book title. It may find more than one and each will have a link to a lesson plan.