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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas
    V is for vocabulary. A content area unit provides the theme for a specialized ABC book, as students select, research, define, and illustrate a word for each alphabet letter.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Prereading Strategy: Using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) Approach
    Students learn content area vocabulary and increase reading comprehension using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) approach.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Astronomy Poetry: Combining Poetry With the Content Areas
    Students’ responses to this lesson will be out of this world after they’ve researched astronomy to write poetry and compile a poetry book.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 30
    Black Beauty author Anna Sewell was born in 1820.
    Through Sewell's novel, students explore the cruelty to animals and extend the discussion to current events, eventually presenting the information.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm
    After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Brainstorming and Reviewing Using the Carousel Strategy
    This strategy guide introduces Carousel Brainstorming, also known as Rotating Review, and offers suggestions to implement this technique in your classroom for brainstorming about new topics or reviewing learned information.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto
    Using Animoto, a free Web 2.0 tool, students can develop short digital videos that include music, photos, video clips, and text as well as share their creations electronically.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art
    Students will eat up this lesson about oranges as they practice the skills that help them investigate and make detailed observations for descriptive purposes.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Creative Writing in the Natural World: A Framing
    Students practice writing detailed, sensory-rich descriptions by framing a small piece of nature and freewriting about it. From this minilesson, students can develop a variety of types of writing.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Critical Literacy in Action: Multimodal Texts on Global Warming
    Students will really warm up to this lesson about global warming as they study multimedia materials and use a variety of comprehension strategies.

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