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  1. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    A Conversation with Matt de la Peña
    Tune in to hear Matt discuss some of the thinking behind his newest novel, We Were Here.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
    Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 7
    Celebrate National Library Week!
    Students learn more about libraries as part of National Library Week.
  4. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    Celebrating the NCTE African American Read-In
    Tune in for recommendations of both old and new titles by distinguished African American authors who write for teens.
  5. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project
    It's Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children's Book about the Weather
    Kids learn about weather sayings throughout history while writing and illustrating a book for younger children.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Language and Power in The Handmaid's Tale and the World
    Students work in small groups to examine Margaret Atwood's use of and observations about language in The Handmaid's Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world.
  7. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    New and Noteworthy Books for Teens
    Tune in to hear book talks on some of the best titles published in 2009-titles that will keep teens reading once summer is over.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Inquiry & Analysis
    RWT Hero's Journey
    Students can use this mobile app to learn about the elements of the hero's journey, analyze a text that follows the hero's journey pattern, or start creating a hero story of their own.
  9. Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode
    The Post 9/11 Landscape
    Hear how graphic novels place the events of 9/11 in historical context, how war stories put a human face on the costs of military conflict, and how YA novels imagine roles that teens can play in working for a better world.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Using the RAFT Writing Strategy
    This strategy guide introduces the RAFT technique and offers practical ideas for using this technique to teach students to experiment with various perspectives in their writing.