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  1. 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.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building Reading Comprehension Through Think-Alouds
    Students learn components of think-alouds and type-of-text interactions through teacher modeling. In the process, students develop the ability to use think-alouds to aid in reading comprehension tasks.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cooking Up Descriptive Language: Designing Restaurant Menus
    Students explore the menu genre by analyzing existing menus from local restaurants. They review adjectives and descriptive writing and then work in groups to create their own custom menus.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Copyright Law: From Digital Reprints to Downloads
    Students investigate how and why copyright law has changed over time, and apply this information to recent copyright issues, creating persuasive arguments based on the perspective of a particular group.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens
    After a discussion about courage and adversity and reading Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, students examine Karana's character development and look for examples of courage in their community.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Girls Read: Online Literature Circles
    In this lesson designed especially for girls, students read a work of realistic fiction and get to know strong female protagonists through online literary circles and writing activities.
  8. 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.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Learning Clubs: Motivating Middle School Readers and Writers
    Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on texts—including websites, printed material, video, and music—to investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media.
  10. 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.

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