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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Joining the Conversation about Young Adult Literature
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
St. Louis, Missouri
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
Grades 8 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 9
Students use an essay by de la Peña as a model for writing their own literacy autobiography.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 1
Students "step into the shoes" of their favorite author by reading several of their books, conducting research, and preparing displays and presentations for the class.
Grades 5 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  October 9
Students are encouraged to read a variety of books and participate in a book club in celebration of Teen Read Week.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide describes the techniques used in effective persuasive writing and shares activities you can use to help students understand and use persuasion in their writing and critical thinking.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Deborah Appleman dismantles the traditional divide between secondary teachers of literature and teachers of reading and offers a variety of practical ways to teach reading within the context of literature classrooms.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
This activity guides teens in reaching out to authors of books they love by composing personal letters or connecting to authors through their websites or blogs.