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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Recording Readers Theatre: Developing Comprehension and Fluency With Audio Texts
    Students investigate audio texts of mystery stories, evaluate them in terms of both literary and audio qualities, and create Readers Theatre scripts, which they use to record their own podcasts.
  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   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 1
    Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus.
    Students make believe that the year is 1955 and they just heard about Parks' arrest. Students write newspaper editorials with their points of view on segregation.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 20
    Sandra Cisneros was born today in 1954.
    Students choose a small aspect of their lives to develop into a story, poem, or brief essay inspired by Cisneros' work.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 16
    The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773.
    Students create a political cartoon for the Boston Tea Party and use the interactive Comic Creator to publish them.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Using Short Story Collections to Enrich the English Classroom
    Describes ways short story collections can be integrated into the English curriculum, including a short story fair, a short story hunt, using single short stories to extend a unit, using a short story by itself, using a collection as a whole, and using short stories as part of a focus on writing. Offers a list of short story resources.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 5
    Walt Disney was born in 1901.
    Students describe female characters in Disney films, discuss their characteristics, and write a thesis statement about them.
  10. 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.

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