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TITLE: Jan Brett

GRADE LEVELS: 1-5

AUTHOR: Christy Fraley

SCHOOL: Hershey Elementary School

DISTRICT: Tippecanoe School Corporation, IN

APPROPRIATE GROUP SIZE(S):

TIME REQUIRED: 2-5 Days

OBJECTIVES:

STATE STANDARDS:

  • State Standard Number 7:
  • Communicate orally with people of all ages by collaborating in groups sharing ideas

    MATERIALS and RESOURCES:

    PREPARATION:

    STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Students will explore books by Jan Brett, and then use the Jan Brett's Homepage to "Meet Jan Brett".
    2. Each student will click on the "Send a Postcard", choose their favorite Jan Brett story, and e-mail a friend.
    3. Students will select their favorite scene from a book not written or illustrated by Jan Brett, and then will illustrate the scene using Jan Brett's unique border method. Students will share their illustrations with classmates, and then the teacher will put all illustrations into a class illustration book.
    4. STUDENT ASSESSMENT:

      1. Student exploration of Jan Brett books.
      2. Illustrations.
      3. Student e-mail postcard.

      EXTENSION:


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