I really pushed them to include specific details in their writing. When they were finished writing, they made a hot cocoa mug with marshmallows to go along with their writing.
Then we displayed their writing with the prompt, Common Core standards and rubric.
They really loved the interactive writing and felt very successful! How's that for kickin' it up a notch? We also worked on writing during our mini polar bear unit. I read the kids the book Knut.
The book has beautiful pictures and is a great introduction to informative literature. Then, we created a fact and opinion chart about polar bears.
We used Stephanie's (Falling Into First) Polar Bear Buddy packet to make these cute little guys.
Each student wrote facts and opinions about polar bears. They also wrote about where they live, what they eat and described what they look like.
How adorable are these little cuties???? That wraps up our writing for last week. This week we are going to be working on our George Washington writings... stay tuned.
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