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Lawrence Baines, Ph.D.
|Name||Lawrence Baines, Ph.D.|
|Role||Professor of English Education|
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Lawrence Baines is a professor of English Education at The University of Oklahoma who has worked in over 350 schools. Baines is obsessed with the peculiar art of teaching writing to adolescents, and recently penned the book Going Bohemian: How to Teach Writing Like You Mean It (published by IRA in 2010) with his buddy Anthony Kunkel. See www.lawrencebaines.com.
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Grades 7 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Students compile a playlist of 10 songs representing a literary character and explain their choices based on the book’s dialogue, plot, conflict, and resolution.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
This lesson teaches students how to revise dull “telling” sentences into vivid, descriptive “showing” sentences.