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  1. 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.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby
    Students explore The Great Gatsby's allusion to art and its use of visual imagery and conclude their study by designing their own cover for the novel.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept
    Students use fractured fairy tales to practice revision and editing as separate activities when they write their own versions of fairy tales.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Preparing a Character for a New Job: Character Analysis through Job Placement
    Working as career counselors for a literary character, students find a job for the character, prepare a resume, and design questions and answers to prepare them for a job interview.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    The Literacy Coach's Desk Reference: Processes and Perspectives for Effective Coaching
    Cathy Toll offers practical information for pre-K12 literacy coaches on conferencing with individual teachers and groups, as well as on providing demonstration lessons, services to entire schools, and services to students.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Wonder of Leo Lionni: Increasing Comprehension with Prediction Statements
    This lesson focuses on the strategy of "wonder" statements, asking students to stop, think, and write about what may be happening in the text periodically as they read a story.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Travel Brochures: Highlighting the Setting of a Story
    Readers are often transported to the places mentioned in texts through words and descriptions. This lesson invites students to create travel brochures about the setting of texts they have read.