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Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan
After listening to haiku poetry, students use seasonal descriptive words to write their own haiku, following the traditional format. They then publish their poems by mounting them on illustrated backgrounds.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan
Curl up with a good book againor not. In this lesson, students brainstorm why they reread some books, while passing up others, and write their reflections in an essay.
Grades 11 – 12 | Lesson Plan
After reading John Updike's Ex-Basketball Player, students write poems describing themselves five years in the future. The teacher takes the poems and mails them to students in five years.
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