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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Beyond "What I Did on Vacation": Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing
    After reading and analyzing short examples of travel writing and discussing conventions of the genre, students write their own travel articles.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Beyond
    Students explore the idea of "different Englishes" by reading Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and writing literacy narratives about their own use of different language for different audiences and purposes.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    For Argument's Sake: Playing "Devil's Advocate" with Nonfiction Texts
    Students learn how to play "devil's advocate" by evaluating sports reforms, reading an engaging non-fiction article, and participating in a town hall meeting in which they represent the interests of various stakeholders to generate debate and develop critical thinking skills.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    I Remember That Book: Rereading as a Critical Investigation
    Curl up with a good book again—or not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Reviewing a Technology
    Students read and analyze technology reviews to establish the characteristics of the genre. They then compose their own reviews on a technology of their choice.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Responding to Tragedy: Then and Now
    After reading several poets' personal responses to the September 11th terrorist attacks, students write a "then and now" poem that puts their early memories of the event in conversation with their current understanding of and response to the tragedy.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    So What Do You Think? Writing a Review
    Writing a review of an author's work challenges students to develop their critical thinking skills. It provides an opportunity for students to speak their minds—and to enjoy being heard.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Feature Story—Fifteen Minutes (and 500 Words) of Fame!
    Students learn how to differentiate between a news story and a feature story by writing a profile of a classmate.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Technical Instructions
    Students walk through the process of creating technical instructions by analyzing existing instructions, choosing an audience, writing their own instructions, receiving user feedback, and then revising and publishing their instructions.