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Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten to eleven 45-minute periods
Lesson Author

Kristina McLaughlin

Kristina McLaughlin

East Palestine, Ohio

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

 

STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 25

A Christmas Carol was the first book transmitted over radio!

Students write a script for A Christmas Carol on a level that primary students can read and perform. Older students record the performance and create a website to showcase photographs.

 

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 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 1

CNN debuted as the first television news network in 1980.

Students brainstorm a list of modern news sources and from previous centuries. Groups then research one of these sources and create a timeline showing the evolution of news.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 30

Black Beauty author Anna Sewell was born in 1820.

Through Sewell's novel, students explore the cruelty to animals and extend the discussion to current events, eventually presenting the information.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 30

Paperback books were first introduced in 1935.

Independent reading is promoted among students by organizing a paperback book swap in the classroom or with other classes at the same grade level.

 

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