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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 19
    Author Eve Bunting was born in Ireland in 1928.
    Students listen to a news article about the LA race riots and then read Smoky Night to discuss how a younger observer might be affected by these events and their perceptions.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 23
    Avi was born in 1937.
    After reading Nothing But the Truth, students explore a current event topic and write their own short work of fiction in a similar multigenre format.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Finding Figurative Language in The Phantom Tollbooth
    Students examine figurative language in The Phantom Tollbooth and create a chart representing the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary
    Do your students detest having to define vocabulary words? Don"t confine them to worksheets—turn the study of affixes and roots into a hands-on contest to create context-rich vocabulary puzzles.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    In the Poet's Shoes: Performing Poetry and Building Meaning
    Students take poetic license when they interpret William Carlos William's poem "The Red Wheelbarrow" to help create a poem of their own.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   4 – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing, Grades 4-6
    This book contains 40 minilessons specifically tailored for helping intermediate students learn to write.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Mind Pictures: Strategies That Enhance Mental Imagery While Reading
    Students create mental images while reading using a three-pronged approach: developing schemata and visual awareness; Watch-Read-Watch-Read (W-R-W-R), using video clips; and a strategy similar to the think-aloud approach.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 28
    Poor Richard's Almanack was first published in 1733.
    Students explore some of the proverbs taken from Poor Richard's Almanack, give their impressions or someone who would write these statements, and choose one saying to paraphrase.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Children's Literature to Develop Classroom Community
    Conversation and cooperation bring out the best in students when they hold dialogues about their individual strengths, abilities, and talents.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    When I Was Young In...A Literature to Language Experience
    Past meets present in this lesson in which students practice verb tense when they write personal short stories that they then publish in a flip book.