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Grade 6
Informational, Narrative

Then the Saltiness Kicked In: Musings on MFK’s Five-Course Meal

Isabella, 826CHI
A student describes a scrumptious five-course meal—everything except the vegetables, that is!
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Poetry

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Grades 1–6
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Grades 5–6
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Grades 6–7
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Grades 6–7
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Poetry

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Grades 6–8
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Poetry

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Grades 5–6
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STEM

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Grades 5–6
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Fantasy/SciFi
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Narrative

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Grade 6
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Grades 5–6
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Informational
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STEM

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Grades 5–6
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Grade 6
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Narrative

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Grade 6
Writing
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Informational
Memoir
Narrative

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Grades 6–7
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Fantasy/SciFi
Narrative
STEM

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Grades 5–6
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Fantasy/SciFi
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Grades 5–6
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Grades 5–6
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Grades 1–6
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Grades 5–6
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Grades 5–6
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Grades 6–8
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Grades 6–7
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Grades 5–6
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Grades 6–7
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Grades 5–6
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Grade 6
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Untitled

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Informational

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Grades 6–7
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Narrative

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Grades 6–8
Writing
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Grades 6–8
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Narrative

This student writes a letter to a hero with a sweet double kick: Jackie Chan!