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Teaching Audience Through Interactive Writing

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Thirteen 20-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Bethany L.W. Hankinson

Walhonding, Ohio


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology





  • Black marker

  • Chart paper, pointer, and easel (or something else to hold chart paper; must be accessible to students)

  • Stationary and envelopes

  • Various books by Alma Flor Ada (With Love, Little Red Hen; Dear Peter Rabbit; Yours Truly, Goldilocks)

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1. Access About Interactive Writing to find a definition of interactive writing and read about the roles of teacher and students during an interactive writing lesson.

2. Gather the resources listed (e.g., chart paper, easel, marker, and pointer) and place them in the group meeting area to be used as needed.

3. Ensure that your students have a genuine purpose for the invitation writing activity. Invitations can be created for poetry readings, Readers Theater, dramatic interpretations of stories, book shares, author chairs, or other meaningful literacy activities.

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