By Nicole Groeneweg
“I don’t like to be limited by experience or dreams. I catch words and ideas that seem to fly through the air. Hip Cat, those two words, became a story because I heard those words as a child might. Soon I had a story in mind about a cat who plays the saxophone and wants to become a jazz musician.” –Jonathan London
This dynamic unit matches a favorite author (and their works) to a writing topic, using favorite picture books as powerful models to teach key writing skills! Includes a "Figuring Out Personification" graphic organizer, writing center ideas, guided and independent writing activities, connections to the standards, and more!
Common Core Alignments:
Standards Address (McREL Benchmarks Level I K-2):• Drafting and Revising (Language Arts Standard 1: benchmark 2)• Editing and Publishing (Language Arts Standard 1: benchmark 3)• Uses descriptive and precise language that clarifies and enhances ideas (Language Arts Standard