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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing
|Grades||2 – 4|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 40- to 60-minute sessions|
Grades 1 – 6 | Mobile App | Inquiry & Analysis
Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary and intermediate students with an interactive model for finding facts in nonfiction text; then invites students to find facts in five sample passages.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 24
Students explore the literary concept of point of view by examining a pair of picture books that highlight the controversies surrounding the Brooklyn Bridge.
Grades 1 – 5 | Calendar Activity |  February 11
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.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 6
Students take place in a collaborative creative writing activity to begin to understand the hallmarks of the literary style known as magical realism.