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Grades 2–3
Fantasy/SciFi, Narrative

My Future Self (2020)

Jude, 826michigan
A student describes life in the future, complete with 3-D pens and hologram television!
What Your Students Will Produce

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by Allison Peters, 826michigan
Grades 7–8
Lessons
Writing to Discover

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Discover what’s possible through writing. In this lesson, students will write a thrilling new story about their future selves inspired…

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