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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   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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.