2011 April Classroom Notes Plus, v28.4
Level(s): Secondary, Middle
Stock No.: 98651
Classroom Notes Plus
Volume 28, Number 4, April 2011
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Table of Contents
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
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
Abstract: Through reading, writing, and discussion, this activity engages students in exploring what it is to be a writer.
Dancing with Description
Abstract: In this playful activity, students use discarded texts as the basis for descriptive writing practice.
Handout: Dancing with Description
Thirty Before 30
This classroom strategy stretches students’ imaginations by asking them to write about thirty things they would like to have accomplished by age 30.