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Exploring Author's Voice Using Jane Addams Award-Winning Books
|Grades||6 – 8|
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|Estimated Time||Eight 45-minute sessions|
Bay City, Michigan
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 21
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
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.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 12
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
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.