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Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research

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Looking at Landmarks: Using a Picture Book to Guide Research

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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