Up Close with Author Allen Say
Students explore the Asian-American culture. They read several books written by Japanese-American author Allen Say and create questions to ask the author. Students write letters to the author.
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Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Say “I Ruff You”
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7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable