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Grades 5–8
Narrative

Climactic Cliffhangers with Mac Barnett

Students will write a story that includes a cliffhanger ending.
What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will learn the impact of a suspenseful cliffhanger and how to write one.

What Your Students Will Produce

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Grades 4–8
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Interviewing Inanimate Objects with Daniel Handler

by Daniel Handler

Narrative

Students will anthropomorphize an inanimate object to produce interview questions and answers.

Grades 3–12
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Book Scavenger Hunt Poetry with Amanda Gorman

by Amanda Gorman

Poetry

Amanda Gorman, Inaugural U.S. Youth Poet Laureate, shares her favorite way to inspire a new poem or get past writer’s block.

Grades 6–12
Videos
Reflections on Writing from Jason Reynolds

by Jason Reynolds

Memoir
Narrative
Poetry

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and NYT Bestselling Author, Jason Reynolds, joined 826 students for a conversation on his video project, "For Every One."