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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 9
    Author Joel Chandler Harris was born in 1848.
    Students study how regional dialect is written phonetically by reading a segment of Harris' story, as well as two others, and compare them using the Interactive Venn Diagram.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 23
    Avi was born in 1937.
    After reading Nothing But the Truth, students explore a current event topic and write their own short work of fiction in a similar multigenre format.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 2
    David Macaulay was born in 1946.
    Students use the Multigenre Mapper interactive to explore Macaulay's use of multiple genres by composing original multigenre texts.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes
    Designed to explore the hero and the heroic in literature, this unit asks students to discuss their ideas of heroism and analyze heroes in literature.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Literary Scrapbooks Online: An Electronic Reader-Response Project
    Students capture scraps of information from a variety of Web resources and use them to create an electronic scrapbook. Emphasis is placed on evaluating and citing resources.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Preparing for the Journey: An Introduction to the Hero Myth
    Students read a variety of picture books that contain elements of the hero's journey and use an online interactive tool to analyze the stories.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Recording Readers Theatre: Developing Comprehension and Fluency With Audio Texts
    Students investigate audio texts of mystery stories, evaluate them in terms of both literary and audio qualities, and create Readers Theatre scripts, which they use to record their own podcasts.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 5
    Walt Disney was born in 1901.
    Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    What Did They Say? Dialect in The Color Purple
    Y'all set down a spell and learn ‘bout dialects!" In other words, your students will use The Color Purple to explore dialect and how it reveals information about the characters.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Zora Neale Hurston in the Classroom: "With a Harp and a Sword in My Hands"
    The book offers a practical approach to Hurston using a range of student-centered activities for teaching Hurston's nonfiction, short stories, and the print and film versions of Their Eyes Were Watching God.