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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Alice Walker in the Classroom: "Living by the Word"
    Carol Jago offers readers a handy guide for bringing this celebrated author's work into the classroom, including biographical information, ideas for literature circles using Walker's short stories, sample writing lessons using Walker's poems, suggestions for teaching The Color Purple, and a wealth of resources for further investigation of Alice Walker and her work.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Amy Tan in the Classroom: "The art of invisible strength"
    Offers high school teachers an activity-based approach to teaching the works of Amy Tan, especially The Joy Luck Club and The Opposite of Fate.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Analyzing How Narrative Structure Generates Empathy in Wonder
    This lesson builds students' understanding of empathy by defining key terms and comparing responses to characters when they are introduced by someone else, and then when they narrate the story themselves.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 5
    Annual fence-painting contests take place in Hannibal, Missouri.
    A scene from one of Twain's works is chosen and students map the story setting using the Story Map. Setting is then discussed as a class.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!
    In this alternative to the traditional book report, students report on their novel choices by rewinding the plot.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 5
    Celebrate National Library Week!
    Students learn more about libraries as part of National Library Week.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Choose Your Own Adventure: A Hypertext Writing Experience
    Students analyze "choose your own adventure" stories and brainstorm to develop setting, characters, and plots for their own adventures stories and related Websites.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 11
    Ezra Jack Keats was born on this day in 1916.
    In celebration of Keats' birthday, students write stories that include some characters from Keats' books and practice using collage techniques with the Collage Machine.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains
    Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains,
    complete with related gadgets and settings.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Finding the Thread: Character, Setting, and Theme
    An annotated bibliography of books that exemplify the plot elements, character, setting, and theme. Includes guidelines on how to do a book talk.

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