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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 9
    Author Joel Chandler Harris was born in 1848.
    Students study how regional dialect is written phonetically by reading a segment of Harris' story, as well as two others, and compare them using the Interactive Venn Diagram.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 23
    Avi was born in 1937.
    After reading Nothing But the Truth, students explore a current event topic and write their own short work of fiction in a similar multigenre format.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Beyond
    Students explore the idea of "different Englishes" by reading Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and writing literacy narratives about their own use of different language for different audiences and purposes.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes
    Designed to explore the hero and the heroic in literature, this unit asks students to discuss their ideas of heroism and analyze heroes in literature.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Literary Scrapbooks Online: An Electronic Reader-Response Project
    Students capture scraps of information from a variety of Web resources and use them to create an electronic scrapbook. Emphasis is placed on evaluating and citing resources.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Onomatopoeia: A Figurative Language Minilesson
    Clang, clash, or tinkle? Students explore the use of onomatopoeia in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" before choosing their own sound words in response to specific sounds.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Preparing for the Journey: An Introduction to the Hero Myth
    Students read a variety of picture books that contain elements of the hero's journey and use an online interactive tool to analyze the stories.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    What Did They Say? Dialect in The Color Purple
    Y'all set down a spell and learn ‘bout dialects!" In other words, your students will use The Color Purple to explore dialect and how it reveals information about the characters.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing about Writing: An Extended Metaphor Assignment
    After discussing the poem "The Writer" by Richard Wilbur, students analyze their own writing habits and create an extended metaphor describing themselves as writers.