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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
    Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Choosing, Chatting, and Collecting: Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy
    Students identify interesting words from Shakespeare's plays and add them to a classroom vocabulary collection.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study
    Students track the elements of mystery stories through Directed Learning-Thinking Activities, story maps, and puzzles. Then they offer clues for other readers as they plan and write original mystery stories.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens
    After a discussion about courage and adversity and reading Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, students examine Karana's character development and look for examples of courage in their community.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains
    Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
    complete with related gadgets and settings.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings
    Students read science fiction texts and then use nonfiction texts to extrapolate the scientific principles presented as they discuss the "what ifs" within the context of scientific principles.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Focusing Reader Response Through Vocabulary Analysis
    Students suggest and categorize words that they associate with a novel they have recently read, ranging from details about the plot to feelings about a character.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Reading and Writing Workshop: Freak the Mighty
    Students use a variety of reading and writing strategies as they read Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Solving Word Meanings: Engaging Strategies for Vocabulary Development
    Vocabulary gumshoes use context clues and semantics to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    The Big, Bad Wolf...Is This a Fact?
    Reading is revamped in this lesson in which students use a multimedia approach to study the books by Seymour Simon.

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