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When is a Theme Not a Theme?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When is a theme not a theme? The resources in this collection explain the difference between subject, motif, and theme, model how to determine the theme(s) in literature and art, and offer opportunities to practice identifying the themes...
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9th Grade Reading Module: Autism, Temple Grandin & Daniel Tammet

For Teachers 9th Standards
Temple Grandin describes how autism allows her to have a unique perspective into the world of animal behavior with her book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Ninth graders take notes and...
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How To Make a Mummy

For Students 5th - 6th
In this How To Make a Mummy worksheet, students make an instruction manual for an embalmer in ancient Egypt. Student complete this by arranging 8 pages in the correct order and adding illustrations. The worksheet also includes 2...
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How To Tackle the Dilemma: "I Don't Like Reading. Books are Boring."

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Four questions for students to ponder in order to help them choose the "right book."
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A Close Look at Close Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Take a close look at this 14-page resource that contains everything you want to know about close reading, from what it is and is not, to suggestions for how to choose a text and craft text-dependent questions that encourage readers to...
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How to Kit: Readers Theatre

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Immerse your class in a good story with an extensive resource featuring reader's theater techniques. The worksheets are designed for both teacher and student, and carefully explain how to organize, write, and perform stories in a...
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How To Train Your Dragon: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Heroes appear in unexpected places. This is true about Hiccup, a character in How to Train Your Dragon. Scholars use a novel study to learn how a useless and weak dragon reveals his brilliance. The resource includes 10 new vocabulary...
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How to Write a Free Verse Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Budding poets compose an original free verse poem. Encouraged to use personification and alliteration, scholars read over three tips and examples then try their hand at drafting a poem of their own style.  
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EdTech Tuesdays: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

For Teachers 1st - 6th
The fantastic app, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, is the focus of a short EdTech Tuesday video that not only models the various features of the award-winning app, but also includes ideas about how to use this and...
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How to Recognize a Dystopia

For Students 9th - 12th
Viewers need not be fans of dystopian literature to be engaged by a short video that traces the development of the genre from Plato to the present. Gulliver's Travels, The Time Machine, The Iron Heel, Brave New World, Animal Farm, and We...
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How to Host an Open Mic Poetry Party

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Four steps to Open Mic Night! The location, invitations, supplies, and party favors are all part of the process in planning and hosting a fun-filled gathering where scholars read aloud an original poem or one by their favorite author. 
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Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
In a time when collaboration is challenging, connect peers through a good book using a remote book club. Core principles include autonomy, goal setting, and collaboration between classmates. Diverse reads boost reading skills as well as...
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Ban That Book!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take advantage of Banned Book Week to pique students' interest and get them reading! Create a classroom display of previously banned books and allow each member of your class to choose one to read. After they have read their book, get...
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How to Write Fiction That Comes Alive

For Students 9th - 12th
Launch a fiction writing unit with this video that encourages writers to craft their stories with language that permits readers to experience the illusions of their stories.
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What We Eat, Where We Sleep: Documenting Daily Life to Tell Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean...
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How To Reignite Their Desire to Read

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Promote independent reading by hosting a book tasting in your classroom where kids can sample new books and hear your personal recommendations.
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Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Make a splash with an interactive storybook that emphasizes water safety. Directed at preschoolers and primaries, the ducky tale and games reinforce the rules of wearing a life vest whenever near water, making sure to have a supervising...
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How to Build a Fictional World

For Students 6th - 12th
Hear one author's take on what makes a compelling fictional world and how to build a story within it. A series of questions check if the kids were listening, and a compendium of six rich resources for expanding on this concept also...
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Esperanza Rising

For Students 4th - 6th
If you are considering reading Esperanza Rising with your class, this fine packet of worksheets may be what you're looking for. Students read the book in groups, utilize the packet to keep on track with their reading, and respond to what...
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Active Reading with American History

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Explore connections within and between informational texts with this lesson about encyclopedia articles. Middle schoolers write encyclopedia articles focusing on topics in American history. They discuss how to determine credibility...
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Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
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Making a Mini Book

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Introduce your youngsters to -ig words with this mini-book that breaks the words into onsets and rimes. As kids read, trace letters, and pronounce each word, they get the chance to watch a big pig put on a wig and dig! (PS: The pig is...
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Reading Activity

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Ready to integrate technology into your ELL instruction? Check out this reading lesson that has language learners using the Internet and apps, joining online book clubs, and creating blogs. A fine model of what can be done.
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Scottsboro Boys and "To Kill a Mockingbird": Two Trials for the Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource for anyone reading To Kill A Mockingbird or using Harper Lee's award-winning novel in a classroom. The packet contains Miss Hollace Ransdall's first-hand, factual account of the trials of the Scottsboro Boys,...