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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Cowboys and Castles: Interacting With Fractured Texas Tales
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 45-minute sessions|
Queensbury, New York
Grades 6 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
This lesson invites students to create a “Driver’s License” for characters that have made a contribution to western expansion in the United States.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Fractured Fairy Tale tool encourages students to create their own fractured fairy tales.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 18
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
Students discuss some of the ways in which illustrations can enhance a story and then become illustrators, using a variety of media.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 22
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 K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Tired of the same old books? Try on these “fractured” tales for a fun twist on familiar stories.