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Once They’re Hooked, Reel Them In: Writing Good Endings

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five or six 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Rebecca L. Olness

Black Diamond, Washington


International Literacy Association


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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Houdini Box: What Did Houdini Hide? Writing Creative Endings

Students are encouraged to understand a book that the teacher reads aloud to create a new ending for it using the writing process.


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Grades   K – 7  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 21

The Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children is announced today.

Students read and discuss an award-winning book before writing their own story that demonstrates compassion.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

This practical text outlines various ways to enhance and enrich writing instruction through the use of children's literature.


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