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Lesson Plans (3) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Learning Activities (4) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Teacher’s Guide to Using the MY HERO Create Program
http://www.myhero.co...
Students of all ages can publish online tributes to their heroes on the MY HERO Create Web design program. This lesson plan gives an overview of the Create Program and shows how to develop individual hero stories into MY HERO webpages.

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Writing Effective Transitions
http://www.siue.edu/...
This online PDF offers a careful, systematic approach for improving student writing with effective transitions.

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Princess Bride Activity Pack
http://www.tpet.com/...
This is a pdf file of writing ideas, research projects, and group activities to teach the Princess Bride.

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Teaching Compassion Film and Composition
http://film-english....
This is an easy-to use lesson plan that anyone can follow. Students view a very short film and respond in writing, learning a lesson about empathy.

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Fun Writing Prompts
http://janiceannemal...
Do you need some fun essay starters? Check out this list of expository prompts. The author also offers a step-by-step instruction guide on how she used them in her classroom.

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Teacher’s Guide to Using the MY HERO Create Program
http://www.myhero.co...
Students of all ages can publish online tributes to their heroes on the MY HERO Create Web design program. This lesson plan gives an overview of the Create Program and shows how to develop individual hero stories into MY HERO webpages.

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Can We Talk?
http://www.theteache...
This is a good activity to help students learn to correctly write dialogue. "Can We Talk? Grades 4-6 Summary: A great lesson to help remind students the skills involved in using dialogue in their writing."

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Teaching Compassion Film and Composition
http://film-english....
This is an easy-to use lesson plan that anyone can follow. Students view a very short film and respond in writing, learning a lesson about empathy.

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Left-Brained Writing Prompts
http://writingfix.co...
All writing activities categorized on this page celebrate a left-brained approach to beginning a piece of writing. This page celebrates approaches that are structured. This page celebrates approaches that are logical.

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Fun Writing Prompts
http://janiceannemal...
Do you need some fun essay starters? Check out this list of expository prompts. The author also offers a step-by-step instruction guide on how she used them in her classroom.

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