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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 6
    Celebrate Cynthia Rylant's birthday!
    Students work in small groups or as a class to map the plot of a selected Cynthia Rylant story and create original literary works using the plot diagrams.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Langston Hughes in the Classroom: "Do Nothin' till You Hear from Me"
    Carmaletta M. Williams provides high school teachers with background on Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance as well as help in teaching Hughes's poetry, short stories, novels, and autobiography.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Letters and Learning Genre
    Using their prior knowledge of books containing letters, students show their understanding of genre by rewriting a story and reflecting on how traditional stories differs from stories told in letters.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once Upon a Time Rethought: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales
    Students read and analyze fairy tales, identifying their common elements. They then write their own "fractured" fairy tales by changing one of the literary elements found in the original.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: "This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives."
    Provides high school teachers with teaching strategies, classroom activities, and student samples for teaching the works of Sherman Alexie.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Story Elements Alive!
    What's in a narrative? Students find out in this lesson in which they explore four narrative elements—setting, characters, problem/solution, and plot, through purpose-driven read-alouds and independent reading.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing
    Imagination and application are key to this tall tale lesson in which students take what they know about tall tales to spin a yarn of their own.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 18
    Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday.
    Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.