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Read a Song: Using Song Lyrics for Reading and Writing

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 30- to 60-minute sessions
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Melissa Weimer

Waterford, Michigan


International Literacy Association


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Grades   4 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 4

Today is World Read Aloud Day.

Students celebrate the power of words by reading aloud to their classmates and spreading the word of global literacy to their friends and family.


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Grades   K – 2  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Five Internet Sites Too Good to Miss

The author shares five developmentally appropriate websites for primary-grade readers to support their literacy development.


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