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Star Light, Star Bright: Reading and Writing about the Nighttime Sky

 

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Star Light, Star Bright: Reading and Writing about the Nighttime Sky

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 1-3 hours (some after dark)
Activity Author

Christy Simon

Christy Simon

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Activity Description

In this activity, children are given the opportunity to learn about the fascinating night sky! Through the use of an online book Starry Sky, the child reads about the history of stars, constellations, galaxies, and other fascinating elements. After reading, discussion, and observation of the night sky, the child writes a poem or story about what they saw using the Word Mover Mobile App or Word Mover Interactive.

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Why This Is Helpful

Exploring the world around us is one of the best ways to learn! This activity helps children take something that they see daily and turn it into a learning experience through further investigation. Children are able to investigate the nighttime sky through observation and reading an informational text and apply their creativity and writing skills through a written experience.

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