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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 3: Writing a Narrative Based on an Event from the Life of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 7th Standards
Unit 3 of Module 3 collection of eleven lessons has seventh graders crafting their own children’s picture book. Patterned after Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery, the illustrated children's book they read in Unit 2, writers...
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Writing Children's Literature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the common themes and characteristics of children's literature. They develop a list of characteristics, read and discuss examples of children's literature, and create an original children's book.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas

For Teachers K - 2nd
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
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Using Children's Literature to Enhance Your Science Curriculum

For Teachers Higher Ed
This very interesting presentation points out how the skills involved in science and reading overlap quite a bit. In both disciplines, learners must observe, predict, collect data, investigate, form conclusions, and communicate results....
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Illustrated Children's Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learning how to write for a specific, target audience is a valuable skill to acquire. This clever lesson has aspiring writers create original stories that are geared toward very young children. They illustrate their stories, put them in...
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Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
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Happy Birthday Hans: How To Celebrate International Children's Book Day

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Honor Hans Christian Andersen while encouraging young readers with enjoyable projects and activities.
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Create a Children's Book

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Take inspiration from an elementary school in Colorado, and have your beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers create a children's book. You could assign each learner or group of learners a children's book to translate, or with...
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Writing Prompts for High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here’s a great teacher resource - thirty-five writing prompts designed for high school writers. Categories include cause and effect, definition, expository/informative, persuasive, how to, descriptive, narrative, biographical narrative,...
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Growing Vegetable Soup

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars use children's literature in order to think about the concept of creating a garden. This is done through conducting simple research about types of plants that could be grown in the area and how to care for them. Then the...
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Writing a Myth

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Tap into the imaginative minds of young learners with a creative writing activity. After reading the myth Giants and Mosquitoes, this student guide supports young writers as they brainstorm and develop their very own creation myths....
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Writing the Children’s Book: Day Three

For Teachers 7th Standards
Illustrations are a key feature of children's books. Using the resource, pupils learn about adding illustrations to their children's books. Next, as they complete their storyboards and work on their second drafts, they consider their...
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Creative Writing - Writing a Story

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a nicely designed lesson plan with everything you need to implement it in your classroom. First, pairs of learners get together and each write their own version of a classic fairy tale. They then peer edit each other's stories,...
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Opinion Writing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners...
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Do You Prefer Your Children's Book Characters Obedient or Contrary? Opinion Writing

For Students 9th - 12th
With this New York Times "Learning Network" exercise, high schoolers read an article about the death of Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and then respond to several prompts that require them to shape their own opinions...
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Flat Stanley, a Literature Lesson Plan Transformed into a Multiculturalized and ESOL Strategy-Infused Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders complete a variety of reading and writing activities related to the book "Flat Stanley." They create an illustration and write a short summary for each chapter, and write a letter and send a "Flat Stanley" to a friend or...
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Memoir Writing Based on Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Using chapter 1 of Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed, middle schoolers write a personal memoir based on Spinelli's style and a Six Trait writing activity. The lesson suggests several ways to activate prior knowledge, including a picture book and...
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Daily Writing from Self Selected Reading

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice their reading comprehension by analyzing stories they read in class. In this children's literature instructional activity, 2nd graders are assigned to read a book for 20 minutes each day in class and also reflect...
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Rediscovering Children's Literature

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students, while analyzing children's literature works as a vehicle for a multitude of insights, practice analytical reading and writing scenarios about older adults. In retrospect, they read books aloud to young children as well as write...
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Use The Polar Express to Develop Rich and Detailed Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Bring The Polar Express into your middle school classroom to spark the creativity of your emerging writers.
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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature: The Giving Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a great way to cover multiple concepts in an elementary school classroom. Throughout this activity, they learn about economic principles such as scarcity and goods, science principles like renewable...
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Identifying Themes in Children's Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Identifying themes in literature is the focus of the language arts lesson plan presented here. Learners read short pieces of fiction and practice the skill of identifying the themes present in each one. The bulk of the instructional...
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The Boxcar Children Novel Study

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
The flowers danced to the tune of the howling wind. Wait, how do flowers dance? Learners write their own examples of personification using The Boxcar Children novel study. They answer reading comprehension questions and complete language...
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Whale Is Stuck

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students engage in the process of problem solving with the help of children's literature story of how the whale was trapped and then freed. The story illustrates the power of teamwork and commitment. The students practice the skill of...