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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Creative Writing in the Natural World: A Framing
|Grades||4 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
This lesson teaches intermediate students to “use the experts” to learn how to revise to create sharp, sensory-rich experiences for their readers.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 15
Students look at Kenneth Holder's paintings of the Lewis and Clark trail and transform their notes into a descriptive paragraph as if they were a member of the expedition.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 12
Students make mental "snapshots" of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.
Grades K – 6 | Professional Library | Book
Katie Wood Ray explains in practical terms the theoretical underpinnings of how elementary and middle school students learn to write from their reading.