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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 12
    Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817.
    Students make mental "snapshots" of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 17
    On the Road author Jack Kerouac embarked on his first cross-country road trip in 1947.
    Students read a section from On the Road that deals with cross-country travel and reflects Kerouac's unique writing style. Students then attempt to write a narrative using Kerouac's stream-of-consciousness style.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    The ABCs of Poetry
    Students examine a letter of the alphabet from all angles, creating image pools of original metaphors that they then turn into poems.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Correspondence Project: A Lesson of Letters
    After exploring business and friendly letter formats, students write letters for various audiences and real-world purposes.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    The Feature Story—Fifteen Minutes (and 500 Words) of Fame!
    Students learn how to differentiate between a news story and a feature story by writing a profile of a classmate.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Walt Whitman as a Model Poet: "I Hear My School Singing"
    Students first analyze Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," then use Whitman's poem as a model as they create their own list poems.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 7
    Write letters that make things happen!
    In a small group or as individuals, students write letters related to a unit of study or particular topic they have studied.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   11 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level
    This book offers both an eloquent philosophy of composition instruction and a useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the author's 28 years of teaching writing.