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A Journal for Corduroy: Responding to Literature

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A Journal for Corduroy: Responding to Literature

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute sessions; follow-up activities 5 to 10 minutes per day
Lesson Author

Marilyn Cook

Port Aransas, Texas


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman (Penguin Putnam), and a selection of other Corduroy titles

  • Backpack or canvas bag to hold the stuffed bear

  • Folder to take home assignment including writing paper

  • Stuffed bear resembling Corduroy

  • Computer with word processing software and printing capability

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  1. Gather the Corduroy books that you will be using for this lesson, along with a stuffed bear to use when students are ready to begin writing their own adventure story.

  2. For your reference, a sample integrated unit using the Corduroy books can be found on the website, Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas: Corduroy.

  3. Read the Don Freeman biography to learn more about the author of the Corduroy books.

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