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This Activity's Title:

Can We Help
Save the Earth?

This comparison/contrast lesson was created by Northern Nevada teacher Margaret Barthel.

The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this writing across the curriculum lesson is the picture book The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. Before writing, students should listen to and discuss the writing style of this book's author.

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Washoe County teachers, click here to search for this book at the county library.

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