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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Alliteration in Headline Poems
    Students will be introduced to the term alliteration and create a headline poem consisting of 25 words that contain at least three examples of alliteration.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson
    Students review the basic conventions for using quotations from literature or references from a research project, focusing on accurate punctuation and page layout, then apply the conventions to their texts.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages
    Students explore using electronic messaging and Internet abbreviations for specific purposes and examine the importance of using a more formal style of writing based on their audience.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Avalanche, Aztek, or Bravada? A Connotation Minilesson
    Students examine familiar car names for underlying connotations then proceed through a series of steps, increasing their control over language, until they select words with powerful connotations in their own writing.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Bright Morning: Exploring Character Development in Fiction
    Students work as a class to explore a character in a book they have read by identifying traits and finding textual references to support their choices.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   2 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters
    Imagine if vocabulary could come alive with the click of a button! Students create video posters to demonstrate knowledge of new economics vocabulary.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Character Clash: A Minilesson on Paragraphing and Dialogue
    Students learn about paragraphing conventions in dialogue by revising their own writing.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Choosing Clear and Varied Dialogue Tags: A Minilesson
    In this minilesson, students explore the use of dialogue tags such as “he said” or “she answered” in picture books and novels, discussing their purpose, form, and style.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Choosing the Best Verb: An Active and Passive Voice Minilesson
    Students explore how active and passive voices are appropriate to different audiences. They examine online resources, and then draw conclusions about verb use, which they apply to their own writing.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    Collaborative Stories 2: Revising
    Using a collaborative story written by students, the teacher leads a shared-revising activity to help students consider content when revising, with students participating in the marking of text revisions.

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