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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cut up, Cover up, and Come Away with Ideas for Writing!
    Students rework their forgotten/abandoned drafts by cutting and covering up selected words. By creatively manipulating text, they explore portal writing, a strategy for envisioning a new story or story direction.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Describe That Face: An Interactive Writing Game
    Students write descriptions of characters, incorporate new vocabulary words, practice using simile and metaphor, engage in peer editing, and post their revised descriptions on the walls for a matching game.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM
    Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Everyone Loves a Mystery: A Genre Study
    Students track the elements of mystery stories through Directed Learning-Thinking Activities, story maps, and puzzles. Then they offer clues for other readers as they plan and write original mystery stories.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens
    After a discussion about courage and adversity and reading Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, students examine Karana's character development and look for examples of courage in their community.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Expository Escapade—Detective's Handbook
    Students create a Detective's Handbook based on a detective mystery they have read. The handbooks include expository and descriptive writing, as well as a letter.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains
    Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
    complete with related gadgets and settings.
  9. 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.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Flip-a-Chip: Examining Affixes and Roots to Build Vocabulary
    Do your students detest having to define vocabulary words? Don"t confine them to worksheets—turn the study of affixes and roots into a hands-on contest to create context-rich vocabulary puzzles.

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