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  1. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture
    Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study
    In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Every Punctuation Mark Matters: A Minilesson on Semicolons
    Students analyze stylistic choices and grammar use in authentic writing, focusing on the use of the semicolon in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words through Diamante Poetry
    Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    From Sheryl Crow to Homer Simpson: Literature and Composition through Pop Culture
    High school teacher Jerome Evans makes popular culture an integral part of his courses. Through analyzing themes in song lyrics, rhetorical devices in essays and advertisements, and psychology in contemporary film, students improve their skills in critical thinking and writing.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach
    Students explore multiple genres through genre studies. They record evidence of genre characteristics on bookmarks as they read, and finish by giving a book review for their classmates.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness
    This lesson provides the "action piece" for any study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this project, students participate in Dr. King's dream by doing 100 acts of kindness.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero
    This lesson provides ideas for celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by encouraging students to explore the connections between Dr. King and themselves through journaling and inquiry-based research.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Spend a Day in My Shoes: Exploring the Role of Perspective in Narrative
    In this lesson, students imagine spending a day in someone else's shoes. After reviewing the characteristics of narrative writing, they then write narratives from that person's point of view.