Learners, in groups, examine the formula for a scary story, and then tell their own scary story. In the classroom, they turn off the lights and read by flashlight.
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Charlotte's Web: A Story About Friendship
Strengthen the bonds of friendship within your class with a reading of E.B. White's award-winning novel, Charlotte's Web. Focusing on the unique characters in the story and the relationships they develop, young readers draw from their...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th English Language Arts
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9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable