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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    A Failure of the Imagination
    This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Genre Study of Letters With The Jolly Postman
    Students read The Jolly Postman, in which a postman delivers letters to storybook characters. They explore different types of mail and categorize letters from the book and their own mail.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fishing for Readers: Identifying and Writing Effective Opening "Hooks"
    Good writers "hook" their readers in the very first sentences. In this lesson, students learn how to cast an attention-grabbing hook in their writing to effectively draw in readers' attention.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Imagine That! Playing with Genre through Newspapers and Short Stories
    Students identify genre characteristics for short stories and newspaper articles then practice both genres by turning a short story into a news article and an article into a short story.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Reviewing a Technology
    Students read and analyze technology reviews to establish the characteristics of the genre. They then compose their own reviews on a technology of their choice.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Predicting and Gathering Information With Nonfiction Texts
    Students take a walk on the wild side when they develop an understanding of nonfiction texts with hands-on experiences and intense analysis.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Question and Answer Books--From Genre Study to Report Writing
    After exploring several question and answer books on a variety of topics, students research a topic and create their own class question and answer book.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 25
    Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803.
    Students visit a quotation attributed to Emerson and identify the definition of success. Students then use the Postcard Creator to write a note to a person that they feel is successful.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources
    In this lesson, students evaluate and rate the relevance of electronic resources as they research information about their state.

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