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Introducing Each Other: Interviews, Memoirs, Photos, and Internet Research

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Introducing Each Other: Interviews, Memoirs, Photos, and Internet Research

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

Karen Sinning

Karen Sinning

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Not Your Usual History Lesson: Writing Historical Markers

Students will develop their summarizing skills while learning about local history. They will learn to consider audience while selecting topics, conducting research and interviews, and writing historical markers for their town.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream

By conducting interviews, sharing and assessing data, and writing papers based on their authentic research, students reach their own conclusions on the meaning of the American Dream.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Report Alternative: Sharing Info from Informational Reading

Reporting on an informational book doesn’t have to be boring! Instead of the traditional book report format, students create newspapers using a Printing Press interactive to share what they have learned from reading informational books.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 24

On this day in 1800, Congress approved the purchase of books to start the Library of Congress.

Students practice and refine research skills by visiting the Library of Congress website and conducting a research project.

 

Grades   1 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 14

Kodak was issued a film patent on October 14, 1884.

Students create a scrapbook of their favorite pieces throughout the year and present it to parents at an end-of-year party.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Multiple Modalities

In this Strategy Guide, you’ll see how one lesson utilizes tiered texts and multiple modalities in order to meet the learning style needs of students.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises

Dunning and Stafford, both widely known poets and educators, offer this delightful manual of exercises for beginning poets.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Special Memories & Significant Moments: Making an Electronic Scrapbook

Using a variety of artifacts, mementos, and technologies, teens can create an electronic scrapbook of their most important moments in high school.

 

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