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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse
    Adapting the song "A-Hunting We Will Go," students put a whale in a pail and even "take a little bear and hug it if we dare."
  2. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture
    Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Behind the Scenes With Cinderella
    Cinderella without castles, coaches, or ball gowns? Students use versions of Cinderella to explore how the setting of a story—time, place, and culture—affects the characters and plot.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills
    Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
    In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Charting Characters for a More Complete Understanding of the Story
    Character Perspective Charting allows students to compare multiple characters and their points of view to better understand a story.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Every Punctuation Mark Matters: A Minilesson on Semicolons
    Students analyze stylistic choices and grammar use in authentic writing, focusing on the use of the semicolon in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words through Diamante Poetry
    Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture
    High school teacher Jerome Evans makes popular culture an integral part of his courses. Through analyzing themes in song lyrics, rhetorical devices in essays and advertisements, and psychology in contemporary film, students improve their skills in critical thinking and writing.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach
    Students explore multiple genres through genre studies. They record evidence of genre characteristics on bookmarks as they read, and finish by giving a book review for their classmates.

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