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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 11
    Alex Haley, author of Roots, was born in 1921.
    Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 23
    Diarist Samuel Pepys was born.
    Students write diary entries and revisit the entries as if it were a hundred years from now. Students then brainstorm and write paragraphs about life in the 21st century.
  3. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project
    Explore Your Reading Self
    In this activity teens are encouraged to explore their reading history as they remember books they liked reading as children and then revisit these old favorites.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension
    Families are all about connections between people. In this lesson, students read three books about different families and make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections to those texts.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Finding Fabulous Financial Literacy Vocabulary With Fancy Nancy
    Fancy Nancy teaches fancy words. Did you know Nancy also teaches about fabulous financial literacy concepts? Explore basic economics vocabulary with the entrepreneur extraordinaire!
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 12
    Gary Soto, poet and children's writer, was born on this date in 1952.
    Using one of Soto's stories, students take part in share stories about their families, describe their street/neighborhood, or compose an acrostic poem using the Acrostic Poems interactive tool.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3
    Gwendolyn Brooks published Bronzeville Boys and Girls in 1956.
    After students have read and discussed several poems from Brooks' collection, they create a poetry anthology for their own family, neighborhood, or classroom.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 29
    Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832.
    Students brainstorm important events and people that might serve as the beginning of an interesting piece of writing. They then use the Bio-Cube to plan their writing and write an essay about a memorable person.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements
    This assignment will go viral with students as they think about the meanings of words and images in public service announcements from YouTube before creating a PSA of their own.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 7
    Sherman Alexie was born in 1966.
    Students imagine they have been asked to participate in a museum exhibit, take photos/videos of a significant location, and write or record reflections. Students can also create an exhibit from something they have read.