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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Beyond “What I Did on Vacation”: Exploring the Genre of Travel Writing
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 17
Students read a section from On the Road that deals with cross-country travel and reflects Kerouac's unique writing style. Students then attempt to write a narrative using Kerouac's stream-of-consciousness style.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 20
Families are invited to a June literacy fair to end the school year and get students on the right track for the summer.
Professional Library | Book
Dean synthesizes theory and research about genres and provides secondary-level teachers with practical classroom applications.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Looking for summer adventure? Listen in as Emily chats about books that highlight travel destinations in the United States and books that you can read as you travel.