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Month: November 2020

Stubby the Dog Soldier Lesson

Posted in holiday, and narrative nonfiction lesson

This week in the Jackson Library to honor Veterans Day, third graders are reading a narrative nonfiction story about Stubby the Dog Soldier

Stubby the Dog Soldier book
Stubby puzzle
click for Stubby puzzle

Stubby puzzle ans key


Stubby stu made video


More About Stubby

Connecticut Military Site
more about Stubby

Check out more books in the Capstone “Animal Heroes” series! 

Capstone Animal Hero series


Want to make your own crossword puzzle? Use Discovery Education’s free puzzlemaker!


Our ‘Expert’ Alphabet Books

Posted in fifth grade, nonfiction lesson, picture book lesson, and writing

In the fall, fifth graders had fun sharing their ‘expert knowledge’ on different topics by creating an alphabet book. Since I started taking guitar lessons on Zoom last July, I created a sample ‘book’ to use as a model and then also shared the book, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet by Chris Barton. They had fun and we all learned so much!

Based on the book:

attack boss cheat code
click to go to Chris Barton’s site



Student Book Excerpts

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