Early American writers first had to ensure their own survival before they could think about writing for entertainment. These early writings were more about keeping historical records than of creating something with literary value, so these works would be narratives, descriptions, observations, reports, journals, and histories.
You must be a member of our "Writing Lesson of the Month" ning to post. The intended "mentor text" to be used when teaching this on-line lesson is the picture book Science Verse by Jon Scieszka.
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Step one sharing from the mentor text: Ask them, "How does the author make sure his new song sounds so much like the original song?
Share the definition of parody. Share the definition of parody again. Step two creating a whole-class parody poem: Their group poems will be called "The Day of Thanksgiving.
Here are several different ways their parody poem can begin; if they come up with a better one, they may use it: Remind students that a true parody should try to make the reader laugh or smile.
However, if your student groups create a marvelous Thanksgiving parody based on the Christmas poem, and you need to share it, click here to post those poems. They will be writing down the first few lines of some famous poems or songs, then underneath they will write the first few lines of a parody of each poem or song.
To begin, set-up the page. Below is a suggestion for how to partition off a page, which comes with a teacher model.Writing Worksheets and Printables. Of all the basic skills we learn, writing might very well be the most arduous.
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Very interesting read. I linked to it with comments on my blog, with the following intro: In looking for anyone making comments about TG, I stumbled across a comment/rant by a blogger calling himself Mu, that was a nice counterpoint t my post about complexity from the other direction.
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