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Moving through a Machine

using a variety of transitions to explain the workings of an imaginary machine

This lesson was created by NNWP Consultant Corbett Harrison. Corbett demonstrates this lesson during his 7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson Workshop for Teachers.

The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the chapter book Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author, especially from chapter 3 of this book--you know, the chapter with the doughnuts!

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The Dounut Machine 1963 Movie!

Corbett says, "Thanks, Karen Klus, for letting me know this video is available on You-Tube!"


Video--part 1



Video--part 2

 


Video--part 3

Learn more about author and illustrator Robert McCloskey
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