Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication Date: September 1, 2013
Recommended Grades: 3-5
The song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” has taught generations of children about farm animals. Now the farmer’s granddaughter, Jo MacDonald, uses the traditional tune to introduce a forest community.
Writer’s Workshop: Read aloud the nursery rhyme, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” and then share Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods. Brainstorm a list of nursery rhymes with students. Ask students to re-write a nursery rhyme using different content. Use Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods as a mentor text.
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