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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction
    Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn teach language awareness and use through published complaints about the teaching of grammar. Students are able to recognize issues of race and class that determine acceptable usage and learn the importance of audience in their own language use.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Girls Read: Online Literature Circles
    In this lesson designed especially for girls, students read a work of realistic fiction and get to know strong female protagonists through online literary circles and writing activities.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Media Literacy: Examining the World of Television Teens
    Pop culture and the classroom collide in this lesson when students go behind the scenes to analyze a television series for characterization to use in an original television show proposal.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept
    Students use fractured fairy tales to practice revision and editing as separate activities when they write their own versions of fairy tales.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Recentering the Middle School Classroom as a Vibrant Learning Community: Students, Literacy, and Technology Intersect
    Examine the ways in which community can be constructed in the middle school classroom using online electronic discussions of literature.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers
    Want to foster creativity and originality in student writing? This practical guide shows how plot scaffolds can be used to help beginning and intermediate writers.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems
    Writing, revising, and publishing are just a few of the tasks students will complete in order to take their cause-and-effect diamante poems from an idea to a reality.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    The Literacy Coach's Desk Reference: Processes and Perspectives for Effective Coaching
    Cathy Toll offers practical information for pre-K12 literacy coaches on conferencing with individual teachers and groups, as well as on providing demonstration lessons, services to entire schools, and services to students.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Travel Brochures: Highlighting the Setting of a Story
    Readers are often transported to the places mentioned in texts through words and descriptions. This lesson invites students to create travel brochures about the setting of texts they have read.