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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party
    Students attend a 19th Century Victorian party to celebrate Scrooge's new outlook on life. They research characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and assume those personas for the party.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 4
    Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.
    Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy
    Guided comprehension moves your middle-grade students beyond decoding to become successful, independent readers. The sketch-to-stretch strategy encourages students to use "brain TV" to help them understand a text through visualization.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Literature Circles: Getting Started
    Students practice different ways of collaborating to read a work of literature. They work in different roles as they compose and answer questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine literary elements.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Reading and Writing Workshop: Freak the Mighty
    Students use a variety of reading and writing strategies as they read Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives
    This book is designed to help teachers develop their own version of YA pedagogy and a vision for teaching YA lit in the middle and secondary classroom.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 13
    The Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden was dedicated on October 13, 1995.
    Students select characters that they believe are the most memorable from Cleary's books and write short persuasive essays to explain their choices.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Using a Word Journal to Create a Personal Dictionary
    Students will be the definition of vocabulary experts as they use the skills they learn in this lesson to track, define, and ultimately master unfamiliar words.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Alternative Plots for Robert C. O'Brien's Z for Zachariah
    Students write new endings for the science fiction novel, Z for Zachariah by exploring alternative plotlines created by making different moral choices than those made by the main character.