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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas
    Students' responses to this lesson will be out of this world after they've researched astronomy to write poetry and compile a poetry book.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm
    After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Building Vocabulary: Making Multigenre Glossaries Based on Student Inquiry
    Students choose unfamiliar words from their reading and create a multigenre, multimodal glossary of terms.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Creative Communication Frames: Discovering Similarities between Writing and Art
    Graphic organizers assist the development of comparative vocabulary and generate discussions of analogy and metaphor in art as students go on a real or virtual tour of an art gallery.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Expository Escapade—Detective's Handbook
    Students create a Detective's Handbook based on a detective mystery they have read. The handbooks include expository and descriptive writing, as well as a letter.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Found Poems/Parallel Poems
    Students compose found and parallel poems based on a descriptive passage they have chosen from a piece of literature they are reading.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Memories Matter: The Giver and Descriptive Writing Memoirs
    Using The Giver, students discuss the importance recorded history. This provides context for descriptive writing of students' own history in a lesson that integrates personal writing, research, and literary response.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Weaving the Threads: Integrating Poetry Annotation and Web Technology
    Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.