We started with the mentor text "Charlie Needs a Cloak" by Tomie dePaola. We talked about how they can be teachers and teach others how to do something through their writing. I modeled a very simple activity we do every day during Daily 5 (Read to Self). I started by drawing the three steps (Get your book box, pick a book, read the book) and then added words to help my reader better understand my writing. Then it was their turn to try it out.
I was so proud of how they applied their new learning! There were How-To's on riding a bike, writing in your journal, and my favorite...."How to Learn"...just to name a few! Love it! Here's one I snapped a picture of...
We've been using Deanna Jump's and Deedee Wills' writing lessons and I love them. So user friendly! If you do not own these and you're looking for great, all-inclusive writing lessons then you definitely need to check these out!
I'll be back later this week with a post on our measurement unit! Have a terrific Tuesday!