Celebrate Fathers Day With Literature and Writing

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jun 5, 2014 1:47:43 PM

Celebrate Fathers By Writing Memorable Cards and Letters

Illumination Arts and Big Universe partner to showcase a book lauding the love of a father. Illumination Arts and Big Universe partner to showcase a book lauding the love of a father.

Fathers enjoy reading child created cards and letters! Having students write for an audience and creating writing assignments that our relevant to their lives generates enthusiasm for writing.

Writing Assignments for Father’s Day That Integrate The Common Core State Standards

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, and state an opinion.

My dad is the best dad in the world because
My dad is wonderful because
My dad takes good care of me when
My father ________________

Create an organizational structure that lists reasons. Provide reasons that support the opinion.

Have the students list the reasons that support the opinion. This list supports why father is wonderful:

He takes care of me
He loves me
He reads me books
He takes me to school
He takes good care of our home

Use linking words and phrases. Use the words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons.

because
therefore
since
for example

Provide a concluding statement or section.

In conclusion
In summary
All in all
In the final analysis
To sum up
Finally

Recommended Reads That Help Children Learn About Fathers

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The Fishing Trip

by Matthew Hill, Anita Collins, Lisa Workman (authors), Chris Lewis, Shoua Vang (illustrator) © 2012
ISBN: 1933101377

Scuff Peddlesfoot was excited! He was going on a fishing trip with his dad and their friend, Lloyd. Everything was fine until a terrible storm started and they had to pack up to go home. Lloyd and Scuff’s dad told him not to go near the rushing water in the stream. Find out what happened to Scuff after he decided to cross the stream on his own.

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Let's Get Pizza

by Meg Greve (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781618104281

When Dan and Dad go out for pizza they learn that just because it smells so good doesn’t mean you should eat too much. It’s much better if you share.

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My Family

by Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Roberta Collier-Morales (illustrator) © 2012
ISBN: 9781619385252

Learn basic, family-related English words, like mom, dad, brother, baby sister and more, through this interactive book. Early learners will find the simple text, paired with reassuring illustrations, easy to understand.

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Tita y Ben

by Lori Ries (author), Frank W. Dormer (illustrator) (illustrator) © 2010
ISBN: 9781570919350 AR:

Daddy takes Ben on a surprise trip to the pet store. Ben doesn’t want a mouse, a snake, or even a cat. But when a certain puppy makes Ben laugh, a lasting friendship is formed. Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy, Aggie.This book is good for your brain because:Early Reader, Chapter book, Responsibility, Friendship

Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about the value of fathers at www.biguniverse.com

 

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

Father's Day writing can be connected to the Common Core State Standards.

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.a
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.b
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.c
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.d
Provide a concluding statement or section.

For more information about writing visit http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/introduction/

Would you like more information about writing and Father's Day?

http://blog.biguniverse.com/2012/06/06/big-universe-showcases-fathers-day-books/

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