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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Pourquoi Stories: Creating Tales to Tell Why
    Where did the stars come from? What makes lightning and thunder? Pourquoi tales are narratives developed by various cultures around the world to explain natural phenomena. Students study three tales and learn about their cultures of origin, then work cooperatively to write and present an original pourquoi tale.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Research Building Blocks: "Cite Those Sources!"
    Students learn the importance of crediting others for their words and ideas, and then learn the paraphrasing and citation skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll
    In this lesson from a research skills unit, students read informational text, looking for supporting details. They practice skimming and scanning print resources, and scrolling through electronic resources.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Online Professional Development  |  Web Seminar
    Selecting and Using Core Reading Programs
    With the right texts and well-crafted lessons, you can help your students read with purpose. Here's the recipe for putting it all together—and making your core reading program work for you.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Story Elements Alive!
    What's in a narrative? Students find out in this lesson in which they explore four narrative elements—setting, characters, problem/solution, and plot, through purpose-driven read-alouds and independent reading.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Changing Times, Changing Literacies
    This book shows you how to move away from reliance exclusively on print and incorporate multiliteracies into your classroom.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 23
    The first typewriter patent was awarded in 1868.
    Students take part in an inquiry-based study that compares typewriters to computers.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Thoughtshots Can Bring Your Characters to Life!
    Students will walk a mile in the shoes of Solomon Singer as they learn how to use flashbacks, flash-aheads, and internal dialogue to develop realistic characters.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Thundering Tall Tales: Using Read-Aloud as a Springboard to Writing
    Imagination and application are key to this tall tale lesson in which students take what they know about tall tales to spin a yarn of their own.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 18
    Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday.
    Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.

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