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Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!

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Writing Reports in Kindergarten? Yes!

Grade K
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Two to ten 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 6  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Animal Inquiry

Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 10

The Crystal Palace hosted the first display of life-size dinosaur replicas in 1854.

After learning about Hawkins' dinosaur replicas, students work individually or in small groups to investigate a dinosaur of their choice, comparing their findings to Hawkins'.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 26

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born in 1775.

Students use the Timeline Tool to organize details about Chapman's life, the Venn Diagram to organize information, and the Shape Poems Interactive to create poems about apples or Johnny Appleseed.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Professional Library  |  Book

The Writing Workshop: Working through the Hard Parts (And They’re All Hard Parts)

A practical, comprehensive, and illuminating guide for both new and experienced teachers that confronts the challenges of the writing workshop head-on.

 

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