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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Ten to eleven 45-minute periods|
East Palestine, Ohio
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 30
Through Sewell's novel, students explore the cruelty to animals and extend the discussion to current events, eventually presenting the information.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 30
Independent reading is promoted among students by organizing a paperback book swap in the classroom or with other classes at the same grade level.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 25
Students write a script for A Christmas Carol on a level that primary students can read and perform. Older students record the performance and create a website to showcase photographs.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 2
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 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 1
Students brainstorm a list of modern news sources and from previous centuries. Groups then research one of these sources and create a timeline showing the evolution of news.