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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1
    April is National Poetry Month!
    Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Summary, Symbol, and Analysis in Bookmarks
    Students make bookmarks on computers and share their ideas with other readers at their school, while practicing summarizing, recognizing symbols, and writing reviews—all for an authentic audience.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience
    Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 4
    In 1928, Maya Angelou was born.
    After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 9
    In 1939, Marian Anderson was denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall.
    Students view Eleanor Roosevelt's resignation letter to the DAR in response to Andersen being denied permission to sing. Students write a letter to a newspaper editor about social injustice.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Lights, Cameras, Pencils! Using Descriptive Video to Enhance Writing
    Read and write with the movies using an innovative technology called Descriptive Video.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Picture Books as Framing Texts: Research Paper Strategies for Struggling Writers
    Students use picture books as framing texts for research, freeing them from the language of encyclopedia sources and allowing them to focus their attention on the content of their papers.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 13
    Seamus Heaney was born on this day in 1939.
    Students focus on the figurative language in Heaney's poem, "Digging," and discuss the speaker's attitude, and how metaphor, simile, and image contribute to the poem.