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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Opening the Door for Reading: Sharing Favorite Texts to Build Community
|Grades||3 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
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 1 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  April 21
Students write their own "Junie B." stories, based on the Junie B. Jones series, after brainstorming issues they've experienced during the school year.
Grades K – 6 | Calendar Activity |  October 1
Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a "Top Picks" class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 5
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, students read a book about a teacher and follow up with an activity related to the book using the Venn Diagram, Letter Generator, Story Map, or Essay Map.
Grades K – 6 | Calendar Activity |  May 12
Children show support for their favorite Children's Choice Book award finalist by designing a promotional book cover.