Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee

Recommended Grades: K-5

Marla Frazee takes readers for a whirling, twirling, ride on a roller coaster.

Lesson Idea:

Six Traits: Word Choice/Voice:

Mentor Texts: Read aloud Roller Coaster while allowing students to see the text at the same time.  Depending on the level of your students, discuss how the author builds excitement to create voice in the piece.  Or discuss how the author’s word choice created voice in the piece.  Scaffold for your class’ needs.  Ask students to pick a memorable event from their own life to describe as the author did.  Have students practice the craft of building excitement or specific word choice in their own writing. 


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