Defining Diversity & Brainstorming for Writing: The Day You Begin

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3rd - 5th
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In preparation for writing the informative paper on diversity and finding where it can be celebrated in the classroom, this free, engaging lesson offers opportunities for teacher-led student discussion, diversity discovery and exploration though class activity, a graphic organizing assignment that promotes real-world connectivity to the lesson theme, and preliminary brainstorming before beginning the informative writing process of grades 3-5. 

The discussion, activity, and organizer included may be utilized as a single lesson, or broken up into a series of mini lessons over 2-3 days, in accordance with class time and needs. 

This is a sample lesson adapted from Multicultural Literature for Social Justice & Writing Teacher Guide for The Day You Begin

Using the lesson remotely:

  1. A Google Slides component is available, which may be utilized in Google Classroom and virtual learning platforms. 

  1. Printable worksheets are included, and are available as an option for those students in need of at-home paper packets.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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