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Fantasy (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 810
Leigh Botts, a sixth grade student at a new school, is given a class assignment of writing to an author. He chooses his favorite writer, Mr. Henshaw, to whom he has written a series of small letters over the year. Mr. Henshaw answers Leigh's questions with questions of his own. Over the course of their correspondence, and later in the journal that Mr. Henshaw prompts Leigh to keep, Leigh reveals the issues that are most affecting his life: his pain over his parents' divorce, his loneliness at the new school, and his anger at the person who keeps stealing his lunch. With help from his role model and other supportive adults, Leigh learns how to manage life's challenges and find joy in a world that doesn't always work the way we want it to.
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Dear Mr. Henshaw
By Beverly Cleary
Trade Book Lesson
Connect to prior knowledge
Analyze Character : Analyze the main character in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Analyze the main character in a story
Idioms : Understand, identify, and use idioms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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