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This year we switched from writing 'expert books' to 'how to' books for Writers Workshop.
We will be entering week 3- where I will be sending them off to come up with topics on their own, but had a great time teaching them the components of 'how to' with a lot of visuals, fun and food! We 'analyzed' the book and listed what made it a 'how to' book: I don't have any peanut allergies, but I wanted this to be a 'quick' demonstration- and was afraid if we had real food it would have taken MUCH longer!
Our 'props' and story First we lay out the bread Then spread the peanut butter Next add some jelly And last put the other slice on top! The children then drew pictures to show what they did- and some even opted to add words!
From there we worked in a few 'fold out' how to books We were doing a dental health unit, so I used this one! And since snowman building was OH SO familiar this winter, this how to was a breeze! We also incorporated our 'how to' unit into Read Across America week and told 'how to' make a cat in the hat food snack!
You can read about the entire process from my earlier blog post found here! And also into our ' Day' Festivities! Read all about those adorable books here! So now it was time to show a how to from start to finish and in many different ways- a chart, a flip out book and a story they wrote on their own!
I had the ' steps' for making pizza on cardstock and I handed them out to the kids. We did a 'human sequencing' activity to get the steps in order and then used interactive writing to sequence our steps.
From there I had them make a fold-out sequencing activity.
They were given the option to use the pictures I had provided or to draw their own. From there we made paper pizzas- following all the steps we had outlined on our chart less the cooking and eating! I LOVE how these pizzas came outHow to write a story with the specific details that help your readers imagine scenes exactly the way you want them to.
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