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Holiday writing linky: LisaTeachR's Classroom

Holiday writing



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If You Give a Reindeer a Root Beer...
Studying Circular Plot Structure

Have your students learned about circular tales?

A circular plot is a plot that follows a circle. It has various events but comes back to the beginning by the end of the story. An example would be: If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff. First, we read a few of her tales. Then kids wrote their understanding of what circular plot structure was.


Then kids wrote their own stories using the frame of "If you give a reindeer a root beer..."

They used the frames to write their own mini-books.




Then they created reindeer crafts.




We put everything together on a bulletin board.



Best of all, we read our stories to Kindergarteners and Second graders.  Such a great experience.


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If You Give a Reindeer a Root Beer... Studying Circular Plot Structure


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