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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    A High-Interest Novel Helps Struggling Readers Confront Bullying in Schools
    Students read a work of realistic fiction about bullying and gain understanding through writing, Readers Theatre, and discussion.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"
    Carol Jago offers readers a handy guide for bringing this celebrated author's work into the classroom, including biographical information, ideas for literature circles using Walker's short stories, sample writing lessons using Walker's poems, suggestions for teaching The Color Purple, and a wealth of resources for further investigation of Alice Walker and her work.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Amy Tan in the Classroom: "The art of invisible strength"
    Offers high school teachers an activity-based approach to teaching the works of Amy Tan, especially The Joy Luck Club and The Opposite of Fate.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 5
    Author Amy Tan was born today in 1952
    Students watch an excerpt of an interview with Tan and apply some of her principles to writing a story of their own.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Comic Strips and Cartoon Squares
    Students must think critically to create comic strips highlighting six important scenes from a book they have read.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Boys Read: Considering Courage in Novels
    In this lesson designed especially for boys, students read a work of realistic fiction and get to know courageous male characters through writing, Internet activities, and discussion.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Buzz! Whiz! Bang! Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia
    This lesson is sure to sizzle, not fizzle, as students use comic strips to find onomatopoetic words, develop a vocabulary list from the words, and discuss why writers use onomatopoeia.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 30
    Caldecott Medal-winner Virginia Lee Burton was born on this day in 1909.
    Students discuss similarities in Burton's illustrations and writing style in her many books, in addition to her use of personification.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Characters in Because of Winn-Dixie: Making Lists of Ten
    The list of ten things about Opal's absent mother that her father shares in Because of Winn-Dixie serves as inspiration for students to create their own lists describing literary characters.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online
    Students become online authors in this lesson in which they write and post a short story using wiki technology.

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