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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    A Failure of the Imagination
    This article discusses the imaginative activities and assignments that teachers often assign that violate the text around which the lesson is focused and that mislead students about its meaning.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Character and Author Business Cards
    Students respond to a book they have read by thinking symbolically to create a business card for one of the characters.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Imagine That! Playing with Genre through Newspapers and Short Stories
    Students identify genre characteristics for short stories and newspaper articles then practice both genres by turning a short story into a news article and an article into a short story.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character
    Students get the inside scoop on a story when they create interview questions and answers for characters in the books they read.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept
    Students use fractured fairy tales to practice revision and editing as separate activities when they write their own versions of fairy tales.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 14
    Star Wars creator George Lucas was born in 1944.
    Students use the Hero's Journey interactive to describe how Luke Skywalker meets each stage of his journey, and then brainstorm other works that use the formula.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 2
    Teacher Appreciation Week honors our teachers.
    In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, students read a book about a teacher and follow up with an activity related to the book using the Venn Diagram, Letter Generator, Story Map, or Essay Map.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 31
    Time Magazine launches its "Tom Swifty" contest today in 1963.
    Students have fun with language by creating a special kind of pun with its origin in a literary source.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Travel Brochures: Highlighting the Setting of a Story
    Readers are often transported to the places mentioned in texts through words and descriptions. This lesson invites students to create travel brochures about the setting of texts they have read.