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My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch

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My Family Traditions: A Class Book and a Potluck Lunch

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Eleven 45- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Loraine Woodard

Loraine Woodard

Berkeley, California

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 21

It's Winter in the Northern Hemisphere!

Students brainstorm words or images that they associate with winter, select and read a picture book about winter, and compare the two using the interactive Venn Diagram.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 30

Celebrate El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day)!

Using the Book Cover Creator, students write and share their own multilingual stories.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 11

Alex Haley, author of Roots, was born in 1921.

Students explore their own roots by interviewing family members and use their family history to write a fictional account of their roots.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 15

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today.

Students brainstorm all the various aspects of Hispanic culture and compile topics to research. Groups then research topics and present their information to the class.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 5

Today is Cinco de Mayo.

Students choose to research a piece of art, music, dance, literature, or food that suitably represents Mexico and create a presentation for the class.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Peer Review

This strategy guide explains how you can employ peer review in your classroom, guiding students as they offer each other constructive feedback to improve their writing and communication skills.

 

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PODCAST EPISODES

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating Grandmothers

Explore books that celebrate relationships with grandmothers and learn how even across different cultures a grandmother's love is the same.

 

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