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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Diagram It! Identifying, Comparing, and Writing About Nonfiction Texts
    Students compare the traits fact and fiction by using a Venn diagram to compare fiction and nonfiction books about Native Americans.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm
    Students often believe that fiction writers make everything up, seldom realizing how research worms its way into entertaining writing. In this lesson, students read Diary of a Worm to find out how fact merges with fiction.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Going on a Shape Hunt: Integrating Math and Literacy
    Students participate in a scavenger hunt for shapes; reading, writing, and discussion of shapes encourage literacy and math skills.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing
    With full recognition that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, we offer several principles that should guide effective teaching practice.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature
    Students write a narrative of place, a character sketch, an extended metaphor poem and a persuasive essay then link all four texts to quotations they have selected from a novel.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Historical Fiction to Learn About the Civil War
    Students in grades 4 and 5 discuss inferential comprehension and visualization as they use a think-aloud questioning strategy to develop a deeper understanding of a historical novel.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing
    Using Snowflake Bentley as a model, students create a working definition of multigenre text and then use that definition to create their own multigenre piece about winter or another theme.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings
    Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask "Why?" and "Why not?" as they investigate the history and validity of some common weather sayings.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom
    O'Connor offers new approaches to teaching poetry in middle and high school with more than 25 writing activities that can constitute an entire course or work as individual lessons.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Writing Free Verse in the "Voice" of Cesar Chavez
    Poetry and politics combine in this lesson where students write a free verse poem in the voice of Cesar Chavez.