Zines for Kids: Multigenre Texts About Media Icons

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Zines for Kids: Multigenre Texts About Media Icons

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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Students get to flex their writing muscles as they use a variety of writing genres to create a zine of their own: letter writing, persuasive writing, narrative, acrostic poetry, comic writing, and biography/autobiography. Each student chooses a prominent figure from popular culture as the focus for a multigenre zine and then plans the project using the Facts–Questions–Interpretations method. Students then write in each of the listed genres about their chosen subjects, using a variety of ReadWriteThink.org tools. Finally, students design covers for their projects, and the teacher binds all the printed documents into individual zines.

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
5 ) Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections. [RL.3.5]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 3
25 ) With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.3.4]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
2 ) Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. [RL.4.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.4.2- Identify the main idea of a story and retell the story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
25 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.4.4]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
2 ) Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. [RL.5.2]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.5.2- Identify the main idea of a story; identify a problem and its solution in a story; summarize a story.


English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
25 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.5.4]

Tags: Acrostic Poems, acrostic poetry, autobiography, Bio Cube, biography, Book Cover Creator, Comic Creator, comic writing, Cube Creator, Letter Generator, letter writing, Media, Multigenre Mapper, narrative, persuasive writing, Printing Press, Story Map
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