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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   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.
  3. 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.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Rereadings and Literacy: How Students' Second Readings Might Open Third Spaces
    How can we reclaim the joy of reading? In this study, students reflect on and discuss their experiences as readers.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.