Writing Activity: Harris Burdick Stories

Fourth graders read Chris Van Allsburg's, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, before using the pictures in the book as prompt for their original writing. They research the Internet for information about the writing process. They use proper spelling and punctuation in their stories which have a distinct beginning, middle and end.

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