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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Making the Cut: Revising Memoirs by Detecting Clutter and Confusion
|Grades||6 – 10|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Using The Giver, students discuss the importance recorded history. This provides context for descriptive writing of students’ own history in a lesson that integrates personal writing, research, and literary response.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students interview other students, choose significant life events, rate them, graph them, and write about one or more, in this activity that integrates mathematical graphing with writing.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Did she walk, skip, amble, dance? In this minilesson, students explore connotation by acting out and revising the simple sentence "She walked into the room."
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
This lesson teaches students how to revise dull “telling” sentences into vivid, descriptive “showing” sentences.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.