Reflection: Modeling Dear Juno - Section 3: writing Activity


I love the tenderness in this story and wanted to extend it beyond just a response to literature.  Another school picked our school to give books to for Christmas.  I thought it would be a good opportunity to teach letter writing.  We wrote thank you letters to our new friends.   My lesson was modeling the writing of a letter.  I modeled the writing with their help and taught the letter parts.  Then I modeled the writing process part by part as they wrote with me.  I felt is was a successful lesson.  The higher more confident students sounded out their words and were done quickly and helped the others finish.  They were proud of their efforts.  I am proud of them.  

  They can do it
  Modeling: They can do it
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Dear Juno

Unit 15: Let's Read and Write About Families
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT write a letter in response to reading the story Dear Juno.

Big Idea: We can communicate with words and pictures. Juno wrote to his grandmother using pictures. We will write a letter using words.

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