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  1. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy and Ways to Support Teachers in Meeting Students' Needs
    This document provides a research-based resource that acknowledges the complexities of reading as a developmental process and addresses the needs of secondary readers and their teachers.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry
    Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    A Failure of the Imagination
    This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    All's Well that Sells Well: A Creative Introduction to Shakespeare
    Students compare attending a performance at The Globe Theater with attending a modern theater production or movie. They then create a commercial for an Elizabethan audience promoting a modern product.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson
    Students review the basic conventions for using quotations from literature or references from a research project, focusing on accurate punctuation and page layout, then apply the conventions to their texts.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 1
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is in May!
    Students consider the portrayal of Asians in popular culture by exploring images from classic and contemporary films and comparing them to historical and cultural reference materials.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Authentic Persuasive Writing to Promote Summer Reading
    Turn summer reading lists from a teacher-centered requirement to a student-driven exploration by asking students to create brochures and flyers that suggest books to explore during the summer months.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Building Community through Poetry: A Role for Imagination in the Classroom
    Methods such as the circle poem, the "poetic interview," the found poem, and the poetic field trip are just some used by the author to create an atmosphere of mutual support and enable students to initiate "imaginative possibilities."
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 8
    Celebrate blues legend Robert Johnson's birthday.
    Students learn about blues music and brainstorm subjects that might give them "the blues." Finally, they write their own blues lyrics and have the option to perform.

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