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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   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan
    Get the Reel Scoop: Comparing Books to Movies
    Students compare a book to its film adaptation, and then perform readers theater of a scene from the book that they feel was not well represented in the movie version.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    History Comes Alive: Developing Fluency and Comprehension Using Social Studies
    Let the power of imagination and inference serve as a "time machine" to bring Benjamin Franklin into the classroom! History and science come to life in a dialogue with Franklin the inventor, developed through lesson activities that incorporate research, imagination, writing, visual arts, and drama.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Reading Movies and TV: Learning the "Language" of Moving-Image Texts
    Introduce students to the idea that movies and TV have their own language and grammar, which gives them special ways of telling their stories.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 9  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Mysteries of Harris Burdick: Using Illustrations to Guide Writing
    Students use illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a guide to write mysteries
    and then present their stories to the class for students to discuss to which illustration each
    story corresponds.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    To, Too, or Two: Developing an Understanding of Homophones
    The classroom becomes a stage in this interactive lesson in which students sing, act, and design comic strips to learn the meanings and spellings of common homophones.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Word Webs to Teach Synonyms for Commonly Used Words
    Students use word webs to choose synonyms for generic adjectives and to learn to adjust their word usage for different contexts.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script
    Lights! Camera! Action! In this lesson, students view a scene with no dialogue from E.T., write a script for that scene, and perform a dramatic reading while the scene plays.