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Title: Book Party: Creating Festivals to Honor Works of Literature
Url: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2004/06/18/book-party/
Description: In this lesson, found on the New York Times Learning Network, students compile a list of titles and authors worthy of having their own festivals, then research and write proposals outlining the activities for a specific book festival. They then write analytical letters from the perspective of the author of the book which the festival celebrates.
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Partner: ReadWriteThink
Classifications: English Language Arts
English Language Arts -- Literature General
English Language Arts -- Reading
English Language Arts -- Writing and Grammar
Resource Type: Articles
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GradeLevel: Grade 6
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Keywords: literature
Standards: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
RI.06.9. Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
W.06.3a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
W.06.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W.06.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
W.06.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Date Last Modified: 2014-06-10 09:24:06
Date Record Checked: 2014-06-10 09:24:06
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