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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Delicious, Tasty, Yummy: Enriching Writing with Adjectives and Synonyms
    Students thoroughly explore identifying synonyms and adjectives before using them to add variety and interest to their own writing.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom
    Discover ways to integrate visual arts and technology in your English language arts classroom.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Getting to Know You: Developing Short Biographies to Build Community
    How well do your students know their peers? Students transform into investigative reporters as they interview a classmate, compile the biographical data into graphic form, and introduce the student to the class.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 9
    Science writer Seymour Simon was born in 1931.
    Students select and explore a scientific topic in detail using Simon's nonfiction science books and then use what they learn to write original poetry on the topic.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 10
    The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846.
    After exploring an exhibit online, students use the information they learned to write "A Day in the Life" narratives that tell about a person, animal, or object they saw in the exhibit.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 12
    Walter Dean Myers, author of the Printz Award-winning novel Monster, was born in 1937.
    Students discuss how the form of a film script affects the story, why the author may have selected this writing style, and write a story using a similar format.
  9. 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.