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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: A Character's Letter to the Editor
    Students write a persuasive letter to the editor of a newspaper from a selected fictional character's perspective, focusing on a specific issue or situation explored in the novel.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Discovering Memory: Li-Young Lee's Poem "Mnemonic" and the Brain
    Students learn about memory by doing a memory-writing exercise, studying the brain to understand how it affects memory, reading Li-Young Lee's poem "Mnemonic," and creating projects to demonstrate their understanding.
  3. 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.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 18
    In 1931, Toni Morrison was born.
    After retelling a familiar fable, students discover the differences in one of Morrison's retellings of a fable.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 1
    Langston Hughes was born in 1902.
    Students examine the poem "Dreams" and identify metaphors in each sentence. Groups of students then compose poems with metaphors for dreams.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Let It Grow: An Inquiry-Based Organic Gardening Research Project
    Students learn about organic gardening by developing their own research questions, conducting research, gardening at their school, creating signs about their plants, and presenting their research to the class.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 4
    Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913.
    Rosa Parks was committed to the struggle for social justice and human rights until her death, inspiring millions of people around the world. Today, we celebrate her!
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping
    Students work in pairs and groups as they complete fishbone maps that highlight main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text and then write summaries of content area texts.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Summarization in any Subject
    Focusing on practical applications, this web seminar by Rick Wormelli presents the specific steps of summarization, its impact on learning, and dozens of summarization techniques for all subject areas, not just English.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    The Big, Bad Wolf...Is This a Fact?
    Reading is revamped in this lesson in which students use a multimedia approach to study the books by Seymour Simon.

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