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|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
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|
Port Aransas, Texas
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
This step-by-step literature response template for use with read-alouds asks students to use drawing and writing to respond to increasingly-complex prompts which address literary elements as well as personal connections.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students are invited to confront and discuss issues of injustice and intolerance in response to reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
Grades K – 2 | Calendar Activity |  July 26
Teachers create “Book Kits” for students to help promote family literacy. Berenstain Bears books are included in these “book kits” which also include nonfiction books on the same subject, home activities, reproducibles, and parent information.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 2
Students "step into the shoes" of their favorite author by reading several of their books, conducting research, and preparing displays and presentations for the class.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  October 4
Students select several books from one of Stratemeyer's series to read, discuss shared elements in the books, and use the 3-Circle Venn Diagram to compare story elements.
Grades K – 12 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.