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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
    Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    And the Question Is... Writing Good Survey Questions
    There's no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth
    What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Authoring an Epilogue That Helps Our Characters Live On
    This lesson uses One Green Apple by Eve Bunting to teach how characters change across a text. It will also guide students through writing an epilogue to accompany their independent book.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending the Past with Today's Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction
    To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Glog That Book!
    In this alternative book report, students identify the elements of fiction in books they have read by creating glogs, interactive multimedia posters, and then share their glogs.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media
    Using different writing/drawing materials (e.g., markers, color pencils, pastels, etc.), students learn how to communicate different moods and/or feelings to support their written ideas and how authors do the same through their work.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring How Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts
    Nonfiction may be dull for some students, but this lesson helps them focus on the main ideas. Through awareness of section headings, students learn to sort and categorize main concepts.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Beyond
    Students explore the idea of "different Englishes" by reading Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and writing literacy narratives about their own use of different language for different audiences and purposes.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace
    It's not just words on a page (or screen)—reading comprehension involves making sense of the text. When students become aware of the analytical strategies they are using, they can explore the similarities and differences between making sense of print and making sense of a website.

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