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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students analyze the elements of a novel in many different genres and then hyperlink these pieces together on student-constructed Websites.
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 – 4 | Calendar Activity |  December 8
Students catch snowflakes outdoors and sketch some of the structures, or grow their own snow crystals and examine them using magnifying glasses or microscopes.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 22
Students explore the history of the Caldecott Medal and create a classroom literary award modeled after the Caldecott.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 2
Students use the Multigenre Mapper interactive to explore Macaulay's use of multiple genres by composing original multigenre texts.
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Journal
Research comes alive when students explore a range of alternate genres instead of writing the traditional research report.