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This lesson is perfect for any time of year, but especially meaningful in the Autumn!
In this book, Leo Buscaglia uses the lifecycle of a leaf as metaphor for human life, the passage of time, and death. The reader is introduced to Freddie, a young and curious leaf. The seasons of a maple tree offer a parallel to our human life span. Freddie wonders about his existence and gets advice and reassurance from an older leaf, Daniel. When Daniel lets go of his life-giving branch, he opens the way for Freddie to do the same. The story ends on the hopeful note of spring.
This item includes:
Sophisticated comprehension questions addressing allegory, circular plot, metaphor, personification, perspective, purpose, analysis of a quote, and author’s purpose
A student time line brainstorming worksheet
A final draft time line
An illustration page
Specific directions for the successful completion of the activities
A bulletin board sign and lettering “Life’s BIG Events!”
The student time lines and illustrations - along with the bulletin board sign and lettering - showcase students and student work beautifully! Just add white Christmas lights!
Perhaps you're interested in a STEM/STEAM inspired study of plants. So. Much. FUN!
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