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Episode 48 — Celebrating Grandmothers
|Grades||K – 5|
|Podcast Series||Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published September 03, 2012|
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Writing gets personal when students interview family members in order to write a personal narrative about that person.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students interview family members, and then create graphic family timelines based on important and memorable family events.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
After analyzing Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza, students create a class book with artwork and information about their ancestry, traditions, and recipes, followed by a potluck lunch.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Creating a memoir of an older family member allows students both to learn more about their own backgrounds and to learn the power of storytellers.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 8
National Grandparents Day, first proposed in 1970, was officially proclaimed in 1978.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  July 11
Students share family stories of their own by writing original poems and reviewing parts of speech using the Diamante Poems tool.
Activities & Projects
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
Teens can take part in the process of building family histories by recording the stories, or memoirs, of family members.
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends.