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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Graffiti Wall: Discussing and Responding to Literature Using Graphics
    Tap students' desires to doodle and draw by having them create a Graffiti Wall, using graphics to discuss a piece of literature that has been read by the whole class.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    "Help! What Is Wrong With These Literature Circles and How Can We Fix Them?"
    The authors of this article offer some suggestions for how to improve literature circle discussions.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 15
    Hispanic Heritage Month begins today.
    Students brainstorm all the various aspects of Hispanic culture and compile topics to research. Groups then research topics and present their information to the class.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 5
    In 1952, Paul Fleischman was born on this day.
    Some of Fleishman's memories in his essay "My House of Voices" are shared with the class. Students then write a descriptive essay that gives a tour of the voices in their homes, school, etc.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Magazine Redux: An Exercise in Critical Literacy
    Paper and pixels get compared in this lesson in which students compare both printed and online versions of a magazine.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Pairing Fiction With Poetry and Performance
    Make connections across genres and across cultures to engage students in the study of literary voice and themes. Comprehension skills and vocabulary also come into play, especially for English language learners, as students read a novel and related poems, then write and perform original poems related to the novel.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy
    In this article, the author explains what paraphrasing is and how it can increase student's comprehension.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 4
    Richard Wright was born in 1908.
    Students read an appropriate excerpt from Black Boy, discuss the incident in which Richard gets into trouble, and write found poems.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Style: Defining and Exploring an Author's Stylistic Choices
    Students find examples of specific stylistic devices in sample literary passages then search for additional examples and explore the reasons for the stylistic choices that the author has made.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 18
    Their Eyes Were Watching God was published in 1937.
    Students brainstorm the kinds of stories they know and where these stories come from. Students return to these questions as they begin reading Hurston's novel.

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