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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
The Reading Performance: Understanding Fluency Through Oral Interpretation
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five to six 45-minute sessions (depending on the number of students giving oral performances)|
Grades 7 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students explore the idea of “crossing boundaries” through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 8
After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.