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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Activity & Project
    Amazing Biographies: Writing About People Who Change the World
    After reading about historical figures and other important people that have changed the world, children choose someone that they consider to be "amazing"—either someone they've heard about or someone they know—and create a book page that highlights this person.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Writing Resumes for Characters in Historical Fiction
    Students write resumes for historical fiction characters. They first explore help wanted ads to see what employers want, and then draft resumes for the characters they've chosen.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 19
    Children's publisher John Newbery was born in 1713.
    Each student chooses a book that is special and writes a short story about why it deserves special mention. Students can plan the pages of their own stories and then make a Stapleless Book or use the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 26
    Sally Ride, first American woman in space, was born in 1951.
    After exploring information about Sally Ride on the StarKids Who's Who site, students write a letter using the Letter Generator to Dr. Ride's foundation, Sally Ride Science.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   K – 3  |  Activity & Project
    Stories of Appreciation
    Using either a print or online template such as Tikatok, children can honor special people in their lives by creating personalized books.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 17
    Today is Benjamin Franklin's birthday.
    Students discuss Benjamin Franklin's contributions to postal history, investigate the roles of the Postmaster General, and write letters to their classmates using the Letter Generator.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Using Word Storms to Explore Vocabulary and Encourage Critical Thinking
    Students learn that dogs are more than just pets in this lesson, which teaches them to use research and vocabulary-acquisition strategies to learn and write about working dogs.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas
    Students read thematically related texts, scaffolded from simple to complex, to help them gather necessary concept vocabulary and background knowledge in a content area. They then write acrostic poems to organize and present their learning in a creative way.