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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A “Cay”ribbean Island Study
    As a pre-reading activity for The Cay, groups of students choose and study a Caribbean island, create a final product in the format of their choice, and finally, do an oral presentation to share information learned.
  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   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Alaska Native Stories: Using Narrative to Introduce Expository Text
    Tradition and technology come together in this lesson in which students learn about Alaskan animals through Native American tales and their own online research.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Musical Prompt: Postcards From the Concert
    Students won’t miss a beat in this musical lesson that combines listening with personal response on a postcard.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing
    Paint a vivid picture in your reader's mind with good descriptive writing! Artwork provides the perfect starting point for practicing descriptive writing that conveys color, shape, line, and mood.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Boars and Baseball: Making Connections
    In this lesson, students will make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections after reading In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. After sharing and discussing connections, students choose and plan a project that makes a personal connection to the text.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Buzz! Whiz! Bang! Using Comic Books to Teach Onomatopoeia
    This lesson is sure to sizzle, not fizzle, as students use comic strips to find onomatopoetic words, develop a vocabulary list from the words, and discuss why writers use onomatopoeia.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 25
    Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith was born in 1959.
    Students discuss some of the ways in which illustrations can enhance a story and then become illustrators, using a variety of media.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Can You Convince Me? Developing Persuasive Writing
    Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students learn about the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.

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