Recommended Grades: 3-5
Portraits of a range of remarkable, bizarre, and often amusing creatures commonly found throughout North America with information related to the reader told from their point of view!
Nonfiction Poetry Writing
Writer’s Workshop Mentor Text/Point of View: Read aloud Curious Critters and discuss how the author took true information and told it through poems. Each critter shares his story from his point of view using onomatopoeia and other poetic elements. Actual photographs of the animals complete the text. Provide time for students to write nonfiction poems about a topic. Encourage them to take/use photographs to go along with their poetry.
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