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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party
    Students attend a 19th Century Victorian party to celebrate Scrooge's new outlook on life. They research characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and assume those personas for the party.
  2. 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.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 4
    Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.
    Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Leading to Great Places in the Middle School Classroom
    Students examine leads in existing texts and create alternative leads for them before revising leads in their own writing.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Reading and Writing Workshop: Freak the Mighty
    Students use a variety of reading and writing strategies as they read Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives
    This book is designed to help teachers develop their own version of YA pedagogy and a vision for teaching YA lit in the middle and secondary classroom.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Big Bad Wolf: Analyzing Point of View in Texts
    Was the Big Bad Wolf really all that bad? This lesson encourages students to analyze multiple viewpoints, view texts from different angles, and recognize gaps in narrative.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 21
    Ursula K. LeGuin was born on this day in 1929.
    Students examine realistic and non-realistic elements of a familiar fantasy story of their choice.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Using a Word Journal to Create a Personal Dictionary
    Students will be the definition of vocabulary experts as they use the skills they learn in this lesson to track, define, and ultimately master unfamiliar words.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Alternative Plots for Robert C. O'Brien's Z for Zachariah
    Students write new endings for the science fiction novel, Z for Zachariah by exploring alternative plotlines created by making different moral choices than those made by the main character.