Noticing Patterns in Stories

Lesson 11 - Writing

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Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to state an opinion about which book was their favorite.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Sitting Down to Eat by Bill Harley 

  • Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood 

  • Book: Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That! by Leo Dillon 

  • Book: Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho 

  • Book: Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business, by Esphyr Slobodkina 

  • Book: We’re Going on a Lion Hunt by David Axtell 

  • Book: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle 

  • Book: Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan 

  • Book: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

Which book was your favorite? Tell one reason why.

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Common Core Standards

  • W.K.1 — Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…).

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