In New York by Marc Brown

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Part homage to Marc Brown’s beloved hometown and part travel guide, In New York is a great informational picture book about the largest city in the United States.  I especially enjoyed the illustrations and informational blurbs on the inside front and back cover.

Lesson Idea:

Mentor Text: Writer’s Workshop: Pair In New York with A Poem as Big as New York City to show two different mentor texts about New York City. Invite students to write a “travel guide” for their own city or a city/state/country that they might study. Encourage them to use In New York (or A Poem as Big as New York City: Little Kids Write About the Big Apple) as a model text for their own writing.


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