Thursday, May 21, 2015

How To Writing

In Writer's Workshop, 1st graders have been focusing on informational writing. Each student chose a topic they were an expert on to create a "How To..." book. Once students decided on a topic they began with a rough draft, making sure to use rich transition words. Next, students used green pens to revise and edit their work. After that, 1st graders used scribble press on the iPads to create a digital how to book.
I was very impressed to look around the classroom during Writer's Workshop to see every single student, I repeat EVERYONE on task for the whole writing block. 1st graders were so into creating their books and repeatedly asked and begged to finish them.
Students using their rough drafts and turning them into published books

Check out our published Scribble Press creations by clicking on the book titles below. Make sure to look at the back cover and learn about our fabulous published authors.
Alex: How to Make Pancakes
John R.: How to Draw a Chalk Deer
Maddux: How to Play Baseball
John S.: How to be a Friend
Maya: How to do a Flip on the Trampoline
Sarah: How to get a Cat to Fall in Love with You
Jimmy: How to get a Pick Six
Urmi: How to Make a Pie Chart
Hadley: How to Make a Stuffed Animal
Timmy: How to Play Hockey
Antonio: How to Play in a Pool
Daniel: How to Ride a Bike
Juliette: How to Ride a Bike with Two
Kaleah: How to Ride a Horse
Isabella: How to Roller Skate

James: How to Play Lacrosse
Molly: How to Play Tennis
First Grade Common Core Standard for Writing W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

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