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Designing Elements of Story in Little Blue and Little Yellow

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Designing Elements of Story in Little Blue and Little Yellow

Grades K – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Theodore Kesler, Ed.D.

Flushing, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Color My World: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media

Using different writing/drawing materials (e.g., markers, color pencils, pastels, etc.), students learn how to communicate different moods and/or feelings to support their written ideas and how authors do the same through their work.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Building a Matrix for Leo Lionni Books: An Author Study

In this author study, students listen to and discuss four books by Leo Lionni. They identify similarities and differences in the stories and then compare two stories of their choice.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Wonder of Leo Lionni: Increasing Comprehension with Prediction Statements

This lesson focuses on the strategy of "wonder" statements, asking students to stop, think, and write about what may be happening in the text periodically as they read a story.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 3  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 5

Today is Leo Lionni's birthday.

As a child growing up in Holland, Leo Lionni taught himself how to draw and later became an author and illustrator of children's books. Leo Lionni is the winner of four Caldecott awards.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Violent Red, Ogre Green, and Delicious White: Expanding Meaning Potential through Media

This article reports on the meaning potential of daily access to drawing/writing media for widening and deepening meaning construction.

 

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