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This classic story shows the beauty in ordinary things while emphasizing the importance of being a unique individual

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great year-end VoiceThread created by Ms. Fulks' 5th grade students... based on The Important Book


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a writing lesson based on The Important Book ... WritingFix
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Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

The Important Book, written by Margaret Wise Brown, provides a very specific writing pattern that even the youngest of writers can imitate. Requiring these types of patterns for writing tasks provides safety for all students, and when students feel safe, they can explore things (like details in writing) with less anxiety. This on-line prompt has students learn and toy with the pattern, so they can use The Important Book's simple pattern throughout a school year, applying it to things they've learned in any content area.

Click here to see the entire lesson plan.
Click here to see student sample writing.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait in this writing assignment is idea development; the writer's goal is to compose and prioritize memorable details as they write about their chosen or assigned topic. The support trait in this assignment is organization; students create paragraphs about topics while writing to this prompt, and both linking introductions to conclusions and sequencing can be discussed to build better organizational skills.


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Using THE IMPORTANT BOOK as a mentor text ... Important Books, Important Notes: Guided Young Students Through Notetaking ... Choice Literacy
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notetaking template.... The Important Thing About... Choice Literacy
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