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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation
    Classroom biography study offers high-interest reading with a purpose, as students begin with inquiry and research, summarize and organize their information, and prepare oral presentations to share with the class.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Creating Careers for Characters
    Students select a job listing for a character in a book they have read, then create a resume and application letter for that character.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art
    Students will eat up this lesson about oranges as they practice the skills that help them investigate and make detailed observations for descriptive purposes.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies
    Students compare and analyze novels and the movies adapted from them. They design new DVD covers and a related insert for the movies, reflecting their response to the movie version.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Developing Story Structure With Paper-Bag Skits
    Lights, camera, action, and a bit of mystery! In this lesson, students use mystery props in a skit bag to create and perform in short, impromptu skits.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Empowered Fiction Writers: Generating and Organizing Ideas for Story Writing
    Do their minds go blank when they confront a blank piece of paper? Speedwriting can help students get started on writing and come up with topics to write about. They can then incorporate their key ideas and phrases into a narrative with the help of a graphic story organizer.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Guided Comprehension in Action: Teaching Summarizing With the Bio-Cube
    Students learn the ins and outs of writing biographies by researching a contemporary or historical figure and writing a summary.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Guided Comprehension: Knowing How Words Work Using Semantic Feature Analysis
    Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of knowing how words work.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Myth and Truth: The "First Thanksgiving"
    By exploring myths surrounding the Wampanoag, the pilgrims, and the "First Thanksgiving," this lesson asks students to think critically about commonly believed myths regarding the Wampanoag Indians in colonial America.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Polishing Preposition Skills through Poetry and Publication
    Students deepen and refine their understanding of prepositions by reading Ruth Heller's Behind the Mask. They write preposition poetry and create a study guide using an online tool.

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