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October 21, 34 Comments My class has officially started their expository writing pieces.
This is very new to them, so we are taking it slowly. Thank goodness for Gretchen Bernabei! She makes it so much more fun, interesting, and easier for these little people to understand!
We began by brainstorming people we admire.
I told my students that this person could be a friend, family member, singer, entertainer, sports star, or anyone they like or look up to. Hers was just drawn out on paper, but my OCD wanted needed it to be typed up, so I spent about 45 minutes perfecting it to my standards on the computer.
I handed them out, and we filled in our topic and text structure. The text structures she has developed has raised the level of their writing tremendously!
After that, we came up with our kernel essay about our peeps. The listeners were required to ask two questions about their kernel essay.
They wrote the questions down in the box, and tomorrow they will use sticky notes to answer those questions. These sticky notes will go in the flip books they have created. This will help them fill out their paragraphs with valuable information that readers want to know.
When we finished the questions, we thought about where that information should appear within the writing. We put paragraph numbers beside each question to be sure the information arrives at the correct destination. This is as far as we have gotten.
I have a training tomorrow, but I know they will be in good hands with my student teacher. Below you will find pictures of two planning pages and two kernel essays written on their flip books.
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