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Activity Overview

When children lose something that they love, such as a toy or a pet, they are desperate to find it. For this activity, students will create a “missing poster” that is made by Abilene. The poster should describe Edward’s looks and personality, and have a picture of Edward. Students should think of it as a sign that someone would hang on a telephone pole if they have lost a dog or cat. Teachers may also find additional wanted poster templates to add to the assignment to give students a choice, or students may wish to create their poster from scratch with the poster layout!

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a poster that describes Edward’s physical appearance and his personality. The sign should be similar to that of a “lost dog” sign that would be hung up around town.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Write a heading for the sign.
  3. Include pictures of Edward.
  4. Include a description of Edward and information about how to return him if found.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Wanted Posters

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/3] Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3] Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

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