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I am planning to do a lesson on the book "It's okay to be different" by Todd Parr. Any ideas about how to activate students previous knowledge?

Sep 8, 2013 2:26pm

I am teaching a first grade classe with 3 ESL students who are fluent in English.

  • English Language Arts
  • Pre K-2
  • Class Culture / New Teachers / Planning


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    • Sep 9, 2013 10:14am

      The Star-Bellied Sneeches by Dr. Seuss is a cute one to begin to talk about being different vs. trying to be like everyone else.


      • Sep 9, 2013 10:20am

        How about having students come up with ideas about how they are the same and how they are different from people in their family? Same/different eye color, hair, heights, etc. to start a discussion about how people can be the same in the some ways but also be different in other ways.

        • Sep 9, 2013 4:57pm

          Thank you for your ideas.