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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. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Close Reading: The Assessment-Instruction Connection
    This interactive Web seminar will consider ways that thoughtful formative assessment can ensure that students are adequately supported in close reading, without removing the productive struggle of working with challenging texts.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Engaging the Disengaged: Using Learning Clubs to Motivate Struggling Adolescent Readers and Writers
    This article describes the use of learning clubs to motivate struggling students to engage in literacy events and foster literacy development.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Reading Closely and the Common Core: Making Teaching Meaningful Again
    With a specific focus on examining the difference between close reading and reading closely,this web seminar will look at ways we can take close reading tasks and re-frame them as part of a process in meaningful literacy learning.

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