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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films
    Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History
    The article includes recommendations for teachers interested in integrating literature, drama, and history.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History
    This article describes a successful teacher-professor collaboration to plan interdisciplinary curriculum and team-teach it in a first-grade classroom.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Audience & Purpose: Evaluating Disney's Changes to the Hercules Myth
    What drives changes to classic myths and fables? In this lesson students evaluate the changes Disney made to the myth of "Hercules" in order to achieve their audience and purpose.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret
    Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare’s Secret plus a variety of online sources.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction
    To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 24
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof premiered in New York in 1955.
    Students are introduced to the characteristics of drama, read a chapter from a novel the class has read, and create a script from the chapter that they will present to the class.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson
    Choosing, Chatting, and Collecting: Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy
    Students identify interesting words from Shakespeare's plays and add them to a classroom vocabulary collection.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide
    Choral Reading
    During choral reading, students read together orally. Repeated, supported reading helps students read with greater expression and read unfamiliar words with greater ease.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer
    Connection Web
    Students use this printout to expand on connections they have made to a text and use those details to write essays or create projects about the text.

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