The class wanted to put jubilant ending instead of happy ending which was from the word work we recently did. This was an easy lesson to get kids to think about how author's use different kinds of ending. We did take a child's story and talk about how could we make her ending...with a wish or a surprise.
I always read the dedication page when I read a book to my class but I didn't realize until I did this lesson that some kids needed a lesson on why you write a dedication. I wrote a few of Nancy Carlson's dedications she had in her books on the easel. We had a group discussion on why she may have wrote that. Some kids were confused so I am really glad I did this lesson.
|We created some topics and brainstormed who would you maybe dedicate that story too? If I wrote a book about swimming would I dedicate it to my dancing teacher or my swimming teacher???|