If I Had A Pot of Gold...
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this activity. Young writers respond to the prompt, “ If I Had a Pot of Gold….,” and then illustrate their work. Their creations, along with glittering shamrocks, are posted around the room.
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What Makes a Story Interesting?
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7th - 8th English Language Arts
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2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts