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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Avalanche, Aztek, or Bravada? A Connotation Minilesson
    Students examine familiar car names for underlying connotations then proceed through a series of steps, increasing their control over language, until they select words with powerful connotations in their own writing.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Creative Writing in the Natural World: A Framing
    Students practice writing detailed, sensory-rich descriptions by framing a small piece of nature and freewriting about it. From this minilesson, students can develop a variety of types of writing.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial
    This lesson uses the "1984" Macintosh Commercial to introduce students to dystopian characteristics. Students analyze techniques used in the commercial and identify the comments that it makes about contemporary society.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Draft Letters: Improving Student Writing through Critical Thinking
    Draft letters ask students to think critically about their writing on a specific assignment before submitting their work to a reader. This lesson explains and provides models for the strategy.
  5. 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."
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Finding Common Ground: Using Logical, Audience-Specific Arguments
    Using a hypothetical situation, students generate arguments from opposing points of view, discover areas of commonality using Venn diagrams, and construct logical, audience-specific arguments to persuade their opponents.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Listen, Look, and Learn: An Information-Gathering Process
    After listening to and discussing the story Score One for the Sloths, primary students research the sloth. Students use a variety of resources, including an information wheel graphic organizer.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Research Building Blocks: Examining Electronic Sources
    In this lesson, students evaluate and rate the relevance of electronic resources as they research information about their state.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print
    In this lesson from a research skills unit, students examine abstracts on selected books to determine their relevance and helpfulness.