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The Chinese New Year starts today.

Grades   2 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

The Chinese New Year starts today.

Today is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar.

 

Author Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944.

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Author Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944.

After students read the novel The Color Purple, dialect is discussed and students write a short piece of fiction or poetry using the dialect of their peer group.

 

Author Matt de la Peña was born today.

Grades   8 – 12  |  Calendar Activity

Author Matt de la Peña was born today.

Students use an essay by de la Peña as a model for writing their own literacy autobiography.

 

Jane Yolen was born in 1939.

Grades   1 – 5  |  Calendar Activity

Jane Yolen was born in 1939.

Students read one of Jane Yolen's books, retell the story in the form of a puppet show, research animals in the book, and document their findings with the Animal Study interactive tool.

 

Judy Blume was born in 1938.

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity

Judy Blume was born in 1938.

Students work with a partner or individually to create cartoons of their favorite scenes from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.