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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
This lesson supports third-through-sixth grade students as they communicate story setting to their readers through the use of visual image prompts. Activities include individual and cooperative learning group work, as well as whole class discussion.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 5
Students read and then rewrite a de Maupassant short story, updating its vocabulary and setting to that of the 21st century.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Co-Authoring in the Classroom argues for the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy.