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All About Our Town: Using Brochures to Teach Informational Writing

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Grades 2 – 4
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eight 40- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   1 – 5  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 11

Jane Yolen was born in 1939.

Students read one of Jane Yolen's books, retell the story in the form of a puppet show, research animals in the book, and document their findings with the Animal Study interactive tool.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 6

Author Gabriel García Márquez was born on this day.

Students take place in a collaborative creative writing activity to begin to understand the hallmarks of the literary style known as magical realism.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 24

The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883.

Students explore the literary concept of point of view by examining a pair of picture books that highlight the controversies surrounding the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

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