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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films
    Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    American Folklore: A Jigsaw Character Study
    Groups of students read and discuss American folklore stories, each group reading a different story. Using a jigsaw strategy, the groups compare character traits and main plot points of the stories. A diverse selection of American folk tales is used for this lesson, which is adaptable to any text set.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative
    The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists
    Students use their emerging writing skills to write shopping lists. They work within a budget, use problem-solving skills to create lists, and buy their favorite treats at the class store.
  5. 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.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Combining Read-Alouds With Economics in the Primary Grades
    Students learn that what you read in books can really add up when they analyze literary texts for economic concepts.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Connect With Low-Literate Families: A Three-Tiered Approach
    Parents and caregivers take a page from the teacher’s book when they listen to students’ take-home poems or stories and discuss the ideas within.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Crossing Boundaries Through Bilingual, Spoken-Word Poetry
    Students explore the idea of “crossing boundaries” through bilingual, spoken-word poetry, culminating in a poetry slam at school or in the community.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Cut up, Cover up, and Come Away with Ideas for Writing!
    Students rework their forgotten/abandoned drafts by cutting and covering up selected words. By creatively manipulating text, they explore portal writing, a strategy for envisioning a new story or story direction.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Examining Island of the Blue Dolphins through a Literary Lens
    After a discussion about courage and adversity and reading Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, students examine Karana's character development and look for examples of courage in their community.

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