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Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer J. Brooks

Bay City, Michigan

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 12

Walter Dean Myers, author of the Printz Award-winning novel Monster, was born in 1937.

Students discuss how the form of a film script affects the story, why the author may have selected this writing style, and write a story using a similar format.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 21

Today is the International Day of Peace.

Students brainstorm a list of current conflicts and why people fight. Groups discuss and present possible solutions and create posters that promote their particular solution.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 21

Today is World Hello Day!

Students study a letter written by a famous author to determine purpose, and words and phrases that make the letter meaningful. They can use the Letter Generator to write their own letter promoting peace.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 9

In 1940, musician and peace activist John Lennon was born.

After listening to "Imagine," students reflect on the lyrics and answer questions. Then, they have a chance to write a stanza for their own song.

 

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