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How-To Writing: Motivating Students to Write for a Real Purpose

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Leliaert

Fishers, Indiana


International Literacy Association


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