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Afterschool Lesson Plan Database

Lesson Plan

My First Book
Subject: Literacy
Grade span: K to 2
Duration: 60 minutes (or multiple sessions)
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. After reading a story and reviewing the elements of a book, students develop ideas for a book and then create their own books with a cover, storyline, and illustrations.

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Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

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.