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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 28
    Esther Forbes, author of Johnny Tremain, was born in 1891.
    Students explore the genre of historical fiction by writing original works and comparing all of the finished pieces.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Letters and Learning Genre
    Using their prior knowledge of books containing letters, students show their understanding of genre by rewriting a story and reflecting on how traditional stories differs from stories told in letters.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry
    Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once Upon a Time Rethought: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales
    Students read and analyze fairy tales, identifying their common elements. They then write their own "fractured" fairy tales by changing one of the literary elements found in the original.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Opening the Door for Reading: Sharing Favorite Texts to Build Community
    In this lesson, students build classroom community by exploring environmental print and a teacher-created display that focuses on a favorite book. They then create and share their own presentations.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Our Community: Creating ABC Books as Assessment
    Students create alphabet books, which are used as an integrated assessment with science, health, social studies, and any other content area. This lesson plans looks at the theme of community.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Paying Attention to Technology: Exploring a Fictional Technology
    Students complete a short survey to establish their beliefs about technology. They compare their opinions to the ideas in a novel that depicts technology (such as 1984 or Fahrenheit 451).
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Story Elements Alive!
    What's in a narrative? Students find out in this lesson in which they explore four narrative elements—setting, characters, problem/solution, and plot, through purpose-driven read-alouds and independent reading.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing
    Imagination and application are key to this tall tale lesson in which students take what they know about tall tales to spin a yarn of their own.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
    Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.