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Grades 3–5
1 Session, 60 Minutes
Fantasy/SciFi, Narrative

Writing Alternate Worlds

Andrea Nelson, 826DC and 826 Digital Educator Leader

Andrea Nelson (she/her) is the Director of Education at 826DC where she has the privilege of leading a team of incredible educators and supporting young DC authors. Prior to joining 826DC, she taught elementary school in New York, built partnerships to support children’s play at KaBOOM!, and developed a literacy fellowship for school leaders at Bank Street College. She holds a master’s degree in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

What Your Students Will Learn

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
What Your Students Will Produce

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