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  1. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    A Call to Action: What We Know About Adolescent Literacy and Ways to Support Teachers in Meeting Students' Needs
    This document provides a research-based resource that acknowledges the complexities of reading as a developmental process and addresses the needs of secondary readers and their teachers.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry
    Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Genre Study of Letters With The Jolly Postman
    Students read The Jolly Postman, in which a postman delivers letters to storybook characters. They explore different types of mail and categorize letters from the book and their own mail.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Authentic Persuasive Writing to Promote Summer Reading
    Turn summer reading lists from a teacher-centered requirement to a student-driven exploration by asking students to create brochures and flyers that suggest books to explore during the summer months.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Examining Transcendentalism through Popular Culture
    Using excerpts from the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, comics, and songs from different musical genres, students examine the characteristics of transcendentalism.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Imagine That! Playing with Genre through Newspapers and Short Stories
    Students identify genre characteristics for short stories and newspaper articles then practice both genres by turning a short story into a news article and an article into a short story.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Investigating Junk Mail: Negotiating Critical Literacy at the Mailbox
    Students increase their media literacy skills by critically examining and revising junk mail.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action
    Students explore the effects of stereotypes by analyzing children's books. Then they create bookmarks that encourage readers to question the assumptions of stereotyped books and to seek out matching, balanced texts.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Stop Pretending and Think about Plot
    Jago offers a review of Freytag's Pyramid and an example of how work with the concept of plot structure positively affected student understanding and writing.