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  1. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction
    Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn teach language awareness and use through published complaints about the teaching of grammar. Students are able to recognize issues of race and class that determine acceptable usage and learn the importance of audience in their own language use.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Nikki Giovanni's poem "The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr." is paired with Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Fishing for Readers: Identifying and Writing Effective Opening "Hooks"
    Good writers "hook" their readers in the very first sentences. In this lesson, students learn how to cast an attention-grabbing hook in their writing to effectively draw in readers' attention.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Judging a Book by its Cover: The Art and Imagery of The Great Gatsby
    Students explore The Great Gatsby's allusion to art and its use of visual imagery and conclude their study by designing their own cover for the novel.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Media Literacy: Examining the World of Television Teens
    Pop culture and the classroom collide in this lesson when students go behind the scenes to analyze a television series for characterization to use in an original television show proposal.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Music and Me: Visual Representations of Lyrics to Popular Music
    Students will whistle while they work on this lesson, creating a photomontage movie of their interpretation of a favorite song's lyrics that will end everyone's day on a high note.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Teaching Revision as a Concept
    Students use fractured fairy tales to practice revision and editing as separate activities when they write their own versions of fairy tales.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Preparing a Character for a New Job: Character Analysis through Job Placement
    Working as career counselors for a literary character, students find a job for the character, prepare a resume, and design questions and answers to prepare them for a job interview.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers
    Want to foster creativity and originality in student writing? This practical guide shows how plot scaffolds can be used to help beginning and intermediate writers.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Slipping, Sliding, Tumbling: Reinforcing Cause and Effect Through Diamante Poems
    Writing, revising, and publishing are just a few of the tasks students will complete in order to take their cause-and-effect diamante poems from an idea to a reality.

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