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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

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Literature Response in Primary Classrooms

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.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 3

Celebrate Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

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

Edward Stratemeyer, creator of book series such as Nancy Drew, was born on this day in 1862.

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 – 2  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 26

Jan Berenstain, co-author of the popular Berenstain Bears series of books, was born in 1923.

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.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Shared Writing

This strategy guide explains how to use shared writing to teach students effective strategies that will improve their own independent writing ability.

 

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