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Writing a Personal Narrative: Kevin Henkes Touchstone Books

September 4, 2014

Reading Unit: Becoming an Active Reader
Focus: Activate & Connect
SE: Fig. 19 (F) make connections (e.g., thematic links, author analysis) between literary and informational texts with similar ideas and provide textual evidence

Writing Mode: Personal Narrative Writing Process: Prewriting, Editing
SE: 3.17 (B) develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs
3.17 (D) edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using a teacher-developed rubric

Kevin Henkes is an award winning author. Students easily connect to his characters and message.
Click on Lesson Plans for plans that include writing prompts, and integrated reading and writing activities.
There are many graphic organizing apps and web resources that could increase student engagement and success.

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