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Grades 11 – 12 | Lesson Plan
After reading John Updike's “Ex-Basketball Player,” students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan
Paint a vivid picture in your reader's mind with good descriptive writing! Artwork provides the perfect starting point for practicing descriptive writing that conveys color, shape, line, and mood.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan
Are your students easily fooled? You’ll find out in this lesson in which students carefully and critically examine hoax websites to determine their validity.
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