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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative
    The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cut up, Cover up, and Come Away with Ideas for Writing!
    Students rework their forgotten/abandoned drafts by cutting and covering up selected words. By creatively manipulating text, they explore portal writing, a strategy for envisioning a new story or story direction.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    I've Got It Covered! Creating Magazine Covers to Summarize Texts
    Start the presses! Catchy titles, eye-popping graphics, and attractive fonts are all on students' agendas in this lesson as they create magazine covers to summarize a topic.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Nature Study Outdoor Treasure Hunts (with Spanish language option)
    Students take a walk on the wild side when they research an animal and create a scavenger hunt activity for their classmates.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Proverbs: At Home and around the World
    In this lesson, students work with proverbs from home and from around the world, exploring how these maxims are tied to a culture's values and everyday experience.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Sí, Se Puede: Making a Difference, One Letter at a Time
    After reading the book ¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A., students learn about labor unions, strikes, and organizing for change. Students interview staff members in their school to learn about their daily work life, and write persuasive advocacy letters.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Supporting Vocabulary Development with EASE
    This lesson allows teachers to enrich students' oral and written vocabulary using the EASE sequence of instruction: Enunciate, Associate, Synthesize, and Emphasize the words you want students to use.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Magnetism of Language: Parts of Speech, Poetry, and Word Play
    What wonderful ways words work! The parts of speech are the highlight of this lesson in which students identify parts of speech in a nonsensical poem and then create their own wild and wacky rhymes.