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Cowboys and Castles: Interacting With Fractured Texas Tales

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Cowboys and Castles: Interacting With Fractured Texas Tales

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Stephanie Affinito

Stephanie Affinito

Queensbury, New York

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

“Licensed” to Drive: Old West Figures

This lesson invites students to create a “Driver’s License” for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Fractured Fairy Tales

The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 22

The Pied Piper led the children out of Hamelin in 1376.

After listening to The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, students compare Pratchett's version with Browning's version and discuss how perspective changes the story.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 18

Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday.

Students explore varying points of view, one of Van Allsburg's common themes, by rewriting a traditional story.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 25

Caldecott-winning illustrator Lane Smith was born in 1959.

Students discuss some of the ways in which illustrations can enhance a story and then become illustrators, using a variety of media.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Fractured Fairy Tales

Tired of the same old books? Try on these “fractured” tales for a fun twist on familiar stories.

 

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