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It's Okay to Be Different: Teaching Diversity With Todd Parr
|Grades||1 – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50- to 60-minute sessions|
Boone, North Carolina
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr (Little, Brown and Company, 2001)
- Art supplies
- Chart paper and marker
- Computers with Internet access
- Scissors and staplers
- Student journals
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.
|1.||Obtain and familiarize yourself with It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr.
|2.||Divide your class into small groups. (Four is an ideal number of students for each group.) Make a copy of the Group Exploration Sheet for each group.
|3.||If your students do not have response journals, have paper available.
|4.||If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, reserve one hour-long session in your school's computer lab.
|5.||Visit and familiarize yourself with the Flip Book, one of ReadWriteThink.org's online publishing tools. Bookmark this tool on your classroom or lab computers.
|6.||Visit and bookmark About Todd Parr and read about the author and his other books. Make sure you visit the Allen Brook School's THE OKAY BOOK webpage; you will share this page with your students.
|7.||Arrange with a colleague to have your students visit another class (either the same age or younger) to share their completed books.|