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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions
    Students form literature circles, read Esperanza Rising or Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    An Exploration of Text Sets: Supporting All Readers
    Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Creating a Childhood for a Character
    Students explore familiar literary characters, usually first encountered as adults, but whose childhood stories are only told later. Students then create childhoods for adult characters from books of their choice.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Book Reviews, Annotation, and Web Technology
    Students work in groups to create annotated book reviews with links to topics of interest related to their book.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Fighting Injustice by Studying Lessons of the Past
    Social injustice occurs every day all over the world. In this lesson, students research a few historical examples of social injustice, including the Holocaust, the Trail of Tears, and Japanese internment.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Focusing Reader Response Through Vocabulary Analysis
    Students suggest and categorize words that they associate with a novel they have recently read, ranging from details about the plot to feelings about a character.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map
    Students practice with words and develop both definitional and contextual knowledge through two agents—purposeful sequencing of steps and collaboration with peers.
  9. 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.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions
    Today's students love chatting online with friends. This lesson combines that love with literature. Students form literature circles and have meaningful online discussions about a literary work.