Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG

Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
Narrative Essay Lesson Plan: MY CRAZY DOG
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BIG BOOK slideshow: Powerpoint turns every book into a BIG BOOK! Printables, lesson plans and more complement this picture book presented through a slideshow. Perfect to use as a mentor text. A BIG BOOK for all grades.
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This exciting lesson plan includes the complete book,MY CRAZY DOG: My Narrative Essay, by Darcy Pattison as a powerpoint, along with printables, lesson plan procedures, suggestions for activity stations, prewriting activities, and mentor text for the opinion essay. Powerpoint presentation is great for use on SmartBoard or WhiteBoard.

STORY: A romp with his best friend, a Bernese Mountain Dog, inspires Dennis to write a narrative essay. Recently, Mom asked Dennis to put a leash on Clark Kent so they could take the dog to the veterinarian for shots. Clark gave them all a merry chase! There’s lots of action to love here—and great verbs for Dennis’s narrative essay.

From Amazon Book Review:
"Best day ever teaching writing in my 5th grade classroom with this anchor text! All students were engaged. A reluctant reader/writer stated, 'This is fun!'" - Greg Thetford

LESSON PLAN: Included are procedures, suggestions for activity stations, discussion, prewriting, computer work, vocabulary words, and mentor text for the opinion essay.

Full powerpoint of the entire book
5 pages of prewriting printables
Computer resources to determine the best dog breed for a student's family
Mentor text for students to study

“. . .fill(s) a niche for teachers. . .” - School Library Journal 5/1/15
• “. . .breezy and engaging introduction to genre writing.”
• “The model essay can be used across multiple genres (informational and narrative nonfiction in addition to opinion).”
• “. . .useful for teachers showing early elementary students the relevancy, power, and importance of effective writing.” –Booklist 6/17/15
• VERDICT: A good choice to help the visual learners write narrative essays. School Library Journal, November, 2015

PROCEDURES: Use the powerpoint to read through the book with students. Then follow the Lesson Plan for prewriting activities. Printables help students personalize the topic for their own family situation. The lesson plan points to online sites which help students discover the best breed for their family based on their criteria. After multiple, rich prewriting activities, students are ready to write.

EXTEND: For older or GT students, extend the lesson by doing research on selected breeds, using the criteria developed.

OTHER BIG BOOK slideshows:
I WANT A DOG: My Opinion Essay
I WANT A CAT: My Opinion Essay
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Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 days
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