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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 3
    Celebrate Children's Authors and Illustrators Week
    Students "step into the shoes" of their favorite author by reading several of their books, conducting research, and preparing displays and presentations for the class.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    Exploring Satire with Shrek
    The movie Shrek introduces the satirical techniques of exaggeration, incongruity, reversal, and parody. Students brainstorm fairy tale characteristics, identify satirical techniques, then create their own satirical versions of fairy tales.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 21
    Humorist Erma Bombeck was born in 1927.
    Using lines from Bombeck's newspaper column, students identify allusive or satirical humor. Older students can rewrite the passages for a different audience.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 27
    In 1902, John Steinbeck was born.
    Students brainstorm a list of the ills of society, research a topic of their choosing, and then prepare an annotated bibliography of texts that address the topic.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 10
    The New York Times used the slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print."
    After discussing newspapers and their different points of view, students choose a current event, read editorials on the event, and share them with the class to identify the editor's point of view.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work
    This lesson plan invites students to consider characters from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Students explore a selected character and write poems about objects associated with that character.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Weaving the Multigenre Web
    Students analyze the elements of a novel in many different genres and then hyperlink these pieces together on student-constructed Websites.