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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study
    Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative
    The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists
    Students use their emerging writing skills to write shopping lists. They work within a budget, use problem-solving skills to create lists, and buy their favorite treats at the class store.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Boars and Baseball: Making Connections
    In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cut up, Cover up, and Come Away with Ideas for Writing!
    Students rework their forgotten/abandoned drafts by cutting and covering up selected words. By creatively manipulating text, they explore portal writing, a strategy for envisioning a new story or story direction.
  6. 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.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exchanging Ideas by Sharing Journals: Interactive Response in the Classroom
    Pairs of students respond to literature alternately in shared journals. Mini-lessons are presented on responding to prompts, creating dialogue, adding drawings, and asking and answering questions.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Family Message Journals Teach Many Purposes for Writing
    This lesson encourages children to explore authentic reasons for writing by writing messages to their family in a family message journal.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Launching Family Message Journals
    This lesson introduces Family Message Journals—a teacher-tested tool for encouraging family involvement and supporting writing to reflect and to learn.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Literature Response in Primary Classrooms
    This step-by-step literature response template for use with read-alouds asks students to use drawing and writing to respond to increasingly-complex prompts which address literary elements as well as personal connections.

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