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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Biography Study: Using Role-Play to Explore Authors' Lives
    Students read biographies and explore websites of selected American authors and then role-play as the authors.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 11
    Alex Haley, author of Roots, was born in 1921.
    Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions
    There's no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online
    Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose
    It's not easy surviving fourth grade (or third or fifth)! In this lesson, students brainstorm survival tips for future fourth graders and incorporate those tips into an essay.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 15
    In 1870, the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
    Students access the National Park Service website and look at the webpage "The Last Spikes." Students explore different accounts of what happened as the railroad neared completion and discuss the nature of ceremonies.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 2
    James Baldwin was born today in 1924.
    Students read and respond to an essay by Baldwin, commenting on the contemporary resonance of his ideas.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once They're Hooked, Reel Them In: Writing Good Endings
    It's important to "hook" readers at a story's beginning, but it's equally important to keep them interested. In this lesson, students learn to write effective conclusions to their own stories.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Packing the Pilgrim's Trunk: Personalizing History in the Elementary Classroom
    Students make personal connections between their lives and those of Pilgrim children by following the Pilgrims' move to the New World, their daily lives and struggles and their first Thanksgiving.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Power of Picture Books, The: Using Content Area Literature in Middle School
    Featuring descriptions and activities for fifty exceptional titles, Mary Jo Fresch and Peggy Harkins offer a wealth of ideas for harnessing the power of picture books to improve reading and writing in the content areas.

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