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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

Subject: Literacy
Grade span: 3 to 5
Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Writing


This lesson is one example of how you can implement a writing activity. The best writing activities go hand in hand with reading, and engage students in a story. Students read or listen to a story, and discuss how it relates to themselves and their world. Then, they're warmed up and ready to write something of their own, using stories and writing activities to enhance their literacy skills.

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The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.