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Investigating Junk Mail: Negotiating Critical Literacy at the Mailbox

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Investigating Junk Mail: Negotiating Critical Literacy at the Mailbox

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Sharon Roth

Sharon Roth

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 18

Montgomery Ward published the first mail-order catalog in 1872.

Students explore how and why catalogs have changed over the years and compare their findings about printed catalogs with online catalogs.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Mail Time!

Sort through your junk mail and talk about what you find for a fun literacy activity before recycling it!

 

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