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    Minilesson

    Detecting Media Bias

    Practice detecting bias.
     

    Image of an unbalanced scale

    Minilesson

    If I Were President

    Think about being president.

    If I Were President

    Minilesson

    Comparing Myself to a President

    Compare yourself to a president.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Minilesson

    If I Were a President's Pet

    Imagine being a president's pet.

    FDR quote

    Minilesson

    Writing a Historical Dialogue

    Create a dialogue with a historical figure.

    Minilesson

    Writing an Arts & Performance Review

    Review a song, dance, poem, or piece of artwork.

    Vintage symbols of various arts

    Minilesson

    Writing a List Poem

    Learn how to write a list poem.
     

    Quill and Ink

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Sentences

    Add detail to sentences.

    Cheerleaders at a high school football game

    Minilesson

    Elaborating with Supporting Details

    Use a variety of details.

    Bridge support

    Minilesson

    Capturing Readers' Attention

    Use opening strategies.

    Photo of a gorilla

    Minilesson

    Answering Objections

    Address opposing positions.

    Photo of a protestor with a "no" sign

    Minilesson

    Creating a Dialogue Journal

    Engage in a written conversation.

    Minilesson

    Detecting Fake News

    Ask critical questions to detect fake news.

    Minilesson

    Guarding Against Confirmation Bias

    Read news from an unbiased point of view.

    Minilesson

    Asking Bigger and Better Questions

    Teach students to form better questions.

    Minilesson

    Analyzing the Medium of a Message

    Improve students' media literacy.

    Minilesson

    Solving Problems Critically and Creatively

    Help students improve problem solving.

    Minilesson

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Inspire storytelling with original story starters. 

    Starting Stories with Suspense

    Minilesson

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

    Have students write a diary entry of an everyday object. 

    Writing a Fictionalized Diary

    Minilesson

    One-Month Miracles

    Devise creative solutions for impossible tasks.

    dolphins

    Minilesson

    Class Mascot

    Create a memorable class mascot.

    Mascot

    Minilesson

    Defending Huck Finn

    Defend a fictional character in court.

    Huck Finn

    Minilesson

    Time Surgeons

    Change one small thing to change history.

    Clock

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    Writing a Creative Synopsis

    Create a synopsis of a book, TV show, or event.

    Television illustration

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