We also used a page from All the Places to Love to help us look at different parts of speech: nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
Eventually we used our pre-writing sheet to fill in our drafting sheet. I gave students a general outline to encourage the sentence fluency of Patricia MacLachlan. With their new knowledge of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and similes, students could better understand the different words they were to include in their draft.
Our literacy coach, Mrs. Johnson, came to help us get better with answering short answer questions. She used this anchor chart to help us learn the steps to writing a great answer!
Today we added another non-fiction text feature to our list: headings!
During Writer's Workshop today we learned that we need to indent and start a new paragraph every time our topic changes. We looked at real published writing from a book about koalas to help us see that indenting is really something published authors do when they switch to writing about a new topic.
Then I modeled for students how to pre-write for a piece of writing that's about three different topics. I used the listing strategy to jot down several key words about each of my topics.
1. Reading - 15 mins., Pizza Log
2. Math - 10 mins. of facts, WKCE prep questions
3. Handwriting - pgs. 22-23
4. Social Studies - test tomorrow!
Extra: Costume in a bag! Our party will begin at 2pm.