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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 25
    A Christmas Carol was the first book transmitted over radio!
    Students write a script for A Christmas Carol on a level that primary students can read and perform. Older students record the performance and create a website to showcase photographs.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison
    "Reading between the lines" can be as crucial to comprehension as understanding the words on the page. Through guided author studies, students experience the benefits and the limitations of inference.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Battling for Liberty: Tecumseh's and Patrick Henry's Language of Resistance
    Students study Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech and the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric and action.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare's Secret
    Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare's plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare's Secret plus a variety of online sources.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 15
    Bill of Rights Day is observed.
    Students identify a students' rights issue and explore the ways in which the Bill of Rights does protect and does not protect students.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Book Clubs: Reading for Fun
    This lesson describes how small groups of students can plan meetings to discuss what they've read in a "just for fun" book club they've organized—and that they control.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Close Reading: The Assessment-Instruction Connection
    This interactive Web seminar will consider ways that thoughtful formative assessment can ensure that students are adequately supported in close reading, without removing the productive struggle of working with challenging texts.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Connect With Low-Literate Families: A Three-Tiered Approach
    Parents and caregivers take a page from the teacher's book when they listen to students' take-home poems or stories and discuss the ideas within.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 3
    Dr. Christian Barnard performed the first human heart transplant.
    Students talk about the causes of heart disease and the role that diet and exercise play. Then, students find healthy dessert recipes and vote on one dessert to make in class.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Engaging the Disengaged: Using Learning Clubs to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers
    This article describes the use of learning clubs to motivate struggling students to engage in literacy events and foster literacy development.

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