Encourage students to “Read, Write, Think” with help from this web site

Since its launch nearly two years ago, the ReadWriteThink web site has provided K-8 educators throughout the world with research-based lesson plans and web resources they can use to teach language-arts skills in their classrooms. Now the site has expanded its reach, offering lesson plans for educators teaching grades 9-12. Topics include young adult literature, censorship, modernist poetry, critical reading, characterization, and creative and business writing. These supplementary, interactive lessons invite students to test their knowledge of animals through inquiry-based research projects; plan for short stories and writing assignments using a handy circle plot diagram; compose their own comic strips; create poems and riddles; and much, much more. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? A comprehensive collection of web resources provides links to a myriad of language-arts and English web sites from all over the internet. Developed by the International Reading Association in collaboration with the National Council of Teachers of English, the site was selected for honorable mention by eSchool News readers during our 2003 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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