"Grandma's Records" by Eric Velasquez
Common Core Aligned
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"Grandma's Records" by Eric Velasquez is an engaging read-aloud to integrate with music and/or Latino Cultural Studies, or as a stand-alone lesson in ELA when teaching students to write personal narratives or memoirs.
Critical thinking skills, friendly letter-writing, and designing a music album cover make this a beautiful multi-disciplinary unit incorporating many learning styles to engage all learners!
This is also a great 6+1 Trait Writing lesson when teaching voice, word choice, and/or organization!
A fantastic lesson to leave for a substitute teacher, as well!
This 13-page product includes:
-A Critical Thinking Worksheet
-A Pre-Write Activity
-A Friendly-Letter Writing Activity
-"Design a Music Album" Worksheet
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