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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth
    What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Sharing Info from Informational Reading
    Reporting on an informational book doesn't have to be boring! Instead of the traditional book report format, students create newspapers using a Printing Press interactive to share what they have learned from reading informational books.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
    During interactive read-aloud sessions, students identify how an author conveys mathematical information about animals' sizes and abilities. They then conduct research projects focusing on the same mathematical concepts.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    How Big Are Martin's Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future
    Inspired by the book Martin's Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry
    Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Prompting Revision through Modeling and Written Conversations
    Students create a checklist outlining what effective writers do, revise his or her own writing, and engage in a written conversation to help peers with the revision process.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Research Building Blocks: "Cite Those Sources!"
    Students learn the importance of crediting others for their words and ideas, and then learn the paraphrasing and citation skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments
    Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings
    Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask "Why?" and "Why not?" as they investigate the history and validity of some common weather sayings.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Writing and Assessing an Autobiographical Incident
    Students build upon their knowledge of biographies to write their own autobiographical incident. After going through a process of revision, they use a rubric to assess their work.