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  1. 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.
  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  |  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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez
    Poetry and politics combine in this lesson where students write a free verse poem in the voice of Cesar Chavez.