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A Picture Book Poetry Lesson from WritingFix
Focus Trait: ORGANIZATION Support Trait: VOICE

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Welcome to this Lesson:

Going Beyond
"And They All Lived Happily Ever After."

playing with point of view while crafting a story's ending

This lesson was built for WritingFix after being proposed by NNWP Teacher Consultant
Kelly Nott
and her husband Dane Nott.

The mentor text:

Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude will make you laugh out loud as it jumps back and forth between its two clashing characters.

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

From Kelly Nott: "I bought this book for my husband as a Christmas gift and after we read the book with our children we were both inspired to have our students write new story endings using either the girl’s or boy’s point of view."

After listening to the first 12 pages of the book Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, students will discuss story elements leading them to develop their own solution to the story’s problem. Students will then generate their own alternative endings based upon their chosen solution that must use story elements and link back to the beginning of the story. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait in this writing assignment is organization; writer’s final draft will come to a satisfying conclusion that links back to the introduction utilizing logical transitions. The support trait in this assignment is voice; writer’s final draft will use figurative language, capturing the tone of the character telling the story demonstrating an awareness of perspective and point-of-view.

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