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2011 April Classroom Notes Plus, v28.4

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2011 April Classroom Notes Plus, v28.4

Level(s): Secondary, Middle

ISBN/ISSN: 1526-5641

Stock No.: 98651


Classroom Notes Plus
Volume 28, Number 4, April 2011

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This issue of Classroom Notes Plus includes lessons on descriptive writing, interpreting graphic texts, understanding character by examining ways of knowing and believing, and exploring what it means to be a writer.

Lessons in Graphica
Meghan Dykema, Kim Ballard, Patrick Love and Daniel Kenzie
Abstract: These three graphica-based lessons will help students navigate and interpret graphic texts more meaningfully.

Handout: Sample Frames

Knowledge and Characters
Sig Kriebel
Abstract: Students will apply a deeper understanding to fictional characters after participating in this lesson, which has them reflect on their own preferred ways for knowing and believing.

Writers among Us: Creating a Writer’s Autobiography
Stacey Brown
Abstract: Through reading, writing, and discussion, this activity engages students in exploring what it is to be a writer.

Dancing with Description
Tiffaney Sharp
Abstract: In this playful activity, students use discarded texts as the basis for descriptive writing practice.

Handout: Dancing with Description

Thirty Before 30
Robert Wilder
This classroom strategy stretches students’ imaginations by asking them to write about thirty things they would like to have accomplished by age 30.

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