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Opening the Door for Reading: Sharing Favorite Texts to Build Community

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Opening the Door for Reading: Sharing Favorite Texts to Build Community

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Student Interactives

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 10  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Multigenre Mapper

This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 1

Find favorite book picks in the Children's Choices.

Students create lists of their favorite books and then the class creates a "Top Picks" class booklist. Students can use the Book Cover Creator to create a book jacket for their favorite book.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 5

Teacher Appreciation Week honors our teachers.

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, students read a book about a teacher and follow up with an activity related to the book using the Venn Diagram, Letter Generator, Story Map, or Essay Map.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 12

Celebrate National Children's Book Week!

Children show support for their favorite Children's Choice Book award finalist by designing a promotional book cover.

 

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   1 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 21

Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, was born on this day.

Students write their own "Junie B." stories, based on the Junie B. Jones series, after brainstorming issues they've experienced during the school year.

 

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