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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Tell and Show: Writing With Words and Video
    Writers and film buffs alike will sharpen their skills in this multimedia unit as they work together to author and design a digital video.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Classic Poetry to Challenge and Enrich Students' Writing
    This lesson sets poetry in motion when students experiment with poetic styles to improve their writing skills and enhance their understanding of poetry.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Technology to Analyze and Illustrate Symbolism in Night
    Images have power—they can trigger memories or symbolize abstract ideas. Students put the power of images to the test as they analyze symbolism in Night and create symbolic photomontages.