Create a storybook that includes a younger reader
Or create a nonfiction book that allows a younger reader to be part of history,
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This hands-on, 58 page kit guides middle and high school students
through the process of writing to interest younger readers. It's no surprise you learn more and enjoy the adventure of clarifying complex facts so that others can relate to your text.
Einstein could have been describing this brain based task
when he claimed: "You don't understand a thing until you can explain it to your grandmother!" (or your younger reader:-)
Through step-by-step brain based materials,
learners are guided to interview a young reader, research story topics, organize reader responses and research facts into sequential, well-written story parts.
The authentic outcome here, which includes a book for a younger reader,
ensures good writing growth. Based on the neuro discovery that students learn and retain more when they teach others – this student-led writing project will be used by middle and secondary learners to teach younger readers.
This writing project includes the creation of a simple digital crossword puzzle
to match 20 of their key words with simply stated meanings. The URL is provided for using the free crossword generator at Discovery Education – for a puzzle that will be included with their story.
A sample crossword that was generated on that same site is provided in the kit, as are eight extended uses of this writing kit.
Suggested extensions include one task to explain a difficult lesson concept in a manner younger readers understand
Also included are suggested team projects which begin and end in sessions that pair elementary readers – with middle or secondary level writers.
Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials
will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.
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about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be glad to help further.
All the best
as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!
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