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Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

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Let's Talk About Stories: Shared Discussion With Amazing Grace

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 30- to 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas


International Literacy Association


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Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson

Students consider the perspectives of central but silent characters in Stevie (Steptoe, 1968), gaining much deeper understandings of the story and realizing that every story truly gives a partial account.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Doodle Splash

Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.


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Grades   1 – 9  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 20

Celebrate author Mary Hoffman's birthday today.

Students write original picture books based on their own aspirations and dreams and share with the class or with younger students.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 23

Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to earn a MD degree in 1849.

"Famous Firsts" are researched by students, followed by small group research and multimedia presentations to report research results.




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