Reading and Writing About Whales Using Fiction and Nonfiction Texts

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  • Sep 4 2010 2:49 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, teaches students how to formulate research questions and write letters. The lesson uses the nonfiction picture book "Big Blue Whale" by Nicola Davies to present factual information about blue whales and the fiction picture book "Dear Mr. Blueberry" by Simon James to demonstrate how a letter can be used to ask questions and foster inquiry about blue whales. Letters about blue whales are then written, revised, and sent to an online scientist. This lesson incorporates links to a variety of online resources. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 2

    Topics: Writing Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Life Sciences, Science, English-Language Arts

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