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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm
    After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.
  2. 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.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography
    Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. In this lesson, students make text–self–world connections to a nature- or science-related topic as they collaboratively design a multimedia presentation.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Discovering Memory: Li-Young Lee's Poem "Mnemonic" and the Brain
    Students learn about memory by doing a memory-writing exercise, studying the brain to understand how it affects memory, reading Li-Young Lee's poem "Mnemonic," and creating projects to demonstrate their understanding.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Dynamic Duo Text Talks: Examining the Content of Internet Sites
    An Observation and Inquiry Sheet guides students as they analyze and compare their reactions to the value, engagement, and credibility of three websites related to Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings
    Students read science fiction texts and then use nonfiction texts to extrapolate the scientific principles presented as they discuss the "what ifs" within the context of scientific principles.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Technology and Copyright Law: A "Futurespective"
    Students research and report on instances of how copyright laws have adapted to encompass new technologies. They write articles predicting copyright issues that may arise with new and future technologies.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms
    Engage students in content area reading with the Textmasters strategy, which allows students to collaborate with their peers in different roles that enable better understanding of the content.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    The Big, Bad Wolf...Is This a Fact?
    Reading is revamped in this lesson in which students use a multimedia approach to study the books by Seymour Simon.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts
    Students become "thieves" in this lesson as they use a previewing strategy to "steal" information from textbooks and other nonfiction texts before actually reading them.