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New Year, New Resources keeps getting bigger and better, and as new theory and technology arise in the world of literacy education, we grow and change and adapt so that we can provide innovative materials and resources to the teachers and students who need them most. Here are the newest resources on RWT:

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Lesson Plan:
Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis
Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing.

Calendar Entry:
Sandra Cisneros was born today in 1954.

Classroom Printout:
Group and Self-Evaluation
Students use this printout to evaluate both their own performance in a group as well as the actions of their group members.

Strategy Guide: 
The Art of the Doodle: Writing with Imagination
Use independent, imaginative artwork and varied writing prompts to assess understanding of a given topic for a student body with differentiated needs.

Afterschool and Summer Reading with LGBTQ Content
Motivate your middle school reader with books that include LGBTQ characters.

Tip & How-To:
How to Help a Child with Research
Help students select and narrow a topic, find strong sources, and record new learning in an online tool.

Podcast Episode:
Being a YA Lit Advocate
Tune in to hear about what it means to be a YA lit advocate and what YA advocacy work can look like. You’ll learn strategies you can use to challenge misconceptions about YA lit. You’ll also hear about a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles you can recommend to teen readers.

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