Reflection: Real World Applications Jim Thorpe's Bright Path Close Read - Section 4: Closure


This lesson was an opportunity for my students to examine the life of a great American athlete and then build upon that knowledge to write a letter to an Olympic athlete of their choice.  The real world application of letter writing is almost a lost art and I want my students to know how to write a friendly letter. 

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Jim Thorpe's Bright Path Close Read

Unit 14: Olympics
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT complete a close read about Olympian Jim Thorpe and write a letter to an Olympian they admire.

Big Idea: Students learn about Jim Thorpe and write a letter to an Olympian of their choice.

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English / Language Arts, Sports, Reading, Nonfiction (Reading), Poetry, olympics, Jim Thorpe, Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac, Football, Native American, close read
  60 minutes
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