Personal Narrative Writing with 'Shortcut' by Donald Crews as a Mentor Text

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Janiel Wagstaff
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1st - 3rd
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10 pages
Janiel Wagstaff


Get your students to write the best personal narratives ever! This is a set of detailed lesson plans suitable for grades 1-3. Using Donald Crews' book Shortcut as a mentor text, students work through a series of integrated reading and writing lessons to create their own personal narratives. Common Core State Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening are addressed.

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