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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm
    After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
    During interactive read-aloud sessions, students identify how an author conveys mathematical information about animals' sizes and abilities. They then conduct research projects focusing on the same mathematical concepts.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Digging Up Details on Worms: Using the Language of Science in an Inquiry Study
    This lesson, in which students research worms in order to create a classroom habitat, incorporates reading and writing across content areas as well as math and science activities.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm
    Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Exploring a Fictional Technology
    Students complete a short survey to establish their beliefs about technology. They compare their opinions to the ideas in a novel that depicts technology (such as 1984 or Fahrenheit 451).
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 5  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 3
    Stellaluna author Janell Cannon was born in 1957.
    After reading Stellaluna, students discuss themes in the story and do a unit on bats or a creative writing activity based on the book.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing
    Trading Card Creator
    This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.