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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 15
    Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, was born in 1939.
    After students have read one of Brian Jacques' Redwall stories, a class newspaper is created based on the story.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 7
    Celebrate Louise Erdrich's birthday today.
    Students watch a short video about Erdrich's love of books and write their own memory piece.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Creating Character Blogs
    Students view examples of blogs, learn the basic elements of blog creation, and then create a blog from the perspective of a fictional character.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    If a Body Texts a Body: Texting in The Catcher in the Rye
    Students imagine the possibilities afforded by text messaging technology in The Catcher in the Rye; They compare and contrast major forms of communication, select points in the novel to represent with text messages, and share and discuss their creative work.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Langston Hughes in the Classroom: "Do Nothin' till You Hear from Me"
    Carmaletta M. Williams provides high school teachers with background on Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance as well as help in teaching Hughes's poetry, short stories, novels, and autobiography.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Exploring a Fictional Technology
    Students complete a short survey to establish their beliefs about technology. They compare their opinions to the ideas in a novel that depicts technology (such as 1984 or Fahrenheit 451).
  7. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: "This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives."
    Provides high school teachers with teaching strategies, classroom activities, and student samples for teaching the works of Sherman Alexie.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 18
    Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday.
    Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Tracking the Ways Writers Develop Heroes and Villains
    Everyone knows that Star Wars character Darth Vader is a villain. This lesson asks students to explore how they know such things about heroes and villains they encounter in texts.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Microblogging and Social Networking to Explore Characterization and Style
    Students use social networking sites to trace the development of characters by assuming the persona of a character on the class Ning and sending a set number of tweets, or status updates.