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Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm

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Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute Sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Dean

Deborah Dean

Provo, Utah

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Copies of Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm (2003), Diary of a Spider (2005), and Diary of a Fly (2007)

  • Websites and print texts for student research of the class-chosen topic

  • Computers with Internet access

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 

Multigenre Mapper

Grades   3 – 10  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Multigenre Mapper

This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.

 

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