Nights of the Pufflings - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

Puffins raise their young on islands near the ocean, and the young must find their way to the sea for their survival. On the island of Heimaey near Iceland, children and adults join forces to save young pufflings whose misdirected first flight take them to land rather than to sea, and the children take them to the water’s edge to launch them into the ocean for their winter at sea. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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