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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    Exploring Satire with Shrek
    The movie Shrek introduces the satirical techniques of exaggeration, incongruity, reversal, and parody. Students brainstorm fairy tale characteristics, identify satirical techniques, then create their own satirical versions of fairy tales.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    From Fact to Fiction: Drawing and Writing Stories
    Students gather factual information about frogs and toads to create nonfiction and fiction stories. Drawing is used for prewriting.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Id, Ego, and Superego in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat is used as a primer to teach students how to analyze a literary work using plot, theme, characterization, and psychoanalytical criticism.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 18
    In 1931, Toni Morrison was born.
    After retelling a familiar fable, students discover the differences in one of Morrison's retellings of a fable.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 4  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 16
    LeVar Burton, longtime host of Reading Rainbow, was born in 1957.
    After reading two complementary Reading Rainbow selections, students compare the selections using the Venn Diagram and write a comparison essay.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   11 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Narrative Structure and Perspectives in Toni Morrison's Beloved
    Using Beloved as a model of a work with multiple narrative perspectives, students use a visualizing activity and close reading to consider ways in which subjective values shape contradictory representations.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Summarization in any Subject
    Focusing on practical applications, this web seminar by Rick Wormelli presents the specific steps of summarization, its impact on learning, and dozens of summarization techniques for all subject areas, not just English.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Connection Between Poetry and Music
    Students won't miss a beat in this reading fluency lesson that combines music and poetry.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Picture Books to Teach Plot Development and Conflict Resolution
    Students read picture books to explore the concepts of plot development and conflict resolution. They first learn about the connections between reading and writing, and then revise their own writing.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Word Study with Henry and Mudge
    Henry and Mudge is used in this lesson to build students' word recognition through rereading, high-frequency word banks, word studies, and writing.