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Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
- Books About Weather booklist
- Reading Log
- Multigenre Texts booklist
- Possible Genres handout
- Winter Topics handout
- Multigenre Map example
- Multigenre Map sample layout
- Multigenre Mapper Planning Sheet
- Multigenre Self-Assessment
- Smithsonian Photography Initiative
This site includes a story by Professor of Physics Kenneth Libbrecht on how “Snowflake” Bentley’s photographs transformed public perception and then became cultural icons.
- Snowflake Bentley Photographs
Included on this site are copyright free Snowflake Bentley photographs available in high resolution available on the Smithsonian Flickr Commons.
- Craft Templates
Here, teachers and students can find free craft templates for snowflakes made using Bentley's photographs.
- Collect books from the Books About Weather booklist and the Multigenre Texts booklist.
- Make copies of the Reading Log, Possible Genres handout, Possible Winter Topics handout, and Multigenre Mapper Planning Sheet.
- If desired, make an overhead transparency of the Multigenre Mapper Layout.
- Create an example of a multigenre piece, or use the example.
- Test the Multigenre Mapper on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.