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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Book Report Alternative: The Elements of Fiction
    Students identify the elements of fiction in a book they have read and share summaries of them by writing and illustrating their own mini-book.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Demonstrating Comprehension Through Journal Writing
    Students demonstrate comprehension by responding to open-ended questions based on the Newbery Honor book Mr. Popper's Penguins, and then draw from the text and their personal experiences to create journals.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fishing for Readers: Identifying and Writing Effective Opening "Hooks"
    Good writers "hook" their readers in the very first sentences. In this lesson, students learn how to cast an attention-grabbing hook in their writing to effectively draw in readers' attention.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research
    This lesson uses Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg to highlight ten major landmarks of the world. Students research the landmarks and present their findings to the class.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Reading, Writing, Haiku Hiking! A Class Book of Picturesque Poems
    Students learn haiku
    write descriptive poems
    and share with the class.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments
    Students are guided through the process of taking notes while reading factual information, then turning those notes into new sentences and paragraphs written in their own words.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 26
    Sally Ride, first American woman in space, was born in 1951.
    After exploring information about Sally Ride on the StarKids Who's Who site, students write a letter using the Letter Generator to Dr. Ride's foundation, Sally Ride Science.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers
    Want to foster creativity and originality in student writing? This practical guide shows how plot scaffolds can be used to help beginning and intermediate writers.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Singing Across the Curriculum
    In this article, the author explains how singing can help students learn across the curriculum.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems
    Students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills add up as they decipher word problems and use what they've learned to solve a crossword puzzle.