Doing Nothing is Something

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The author argues that summer should be a time of relaxation and an opportunity for creativity for today’s children. Children of today stay too busy and have very little “down time” for creativity, largely because their parents, through academic and social norms, have over-scheduled them. (McDougal Littell Literature, 2009)

This lesson was created as part of the Anthology Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in anthologies. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the anthology named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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