Saturday, March 19, 2011

Now, THIS is important!!!

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Another fun, fabulous, and super-d-duper cute writing activity!!!  I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the book “The Important Book” by Margaret Wise Brown.  It has such a pattern in it and is great to use for teaching the trait Organization. 

My kiddos are preparing for our district writing assessment this week and we have been talking a LOT about good beginnings and endings.  They knew about the details in the middle that they needed to add, but I thought this lesson would be PERFECT to focus on those a review of those details!

Another GREAT thing about this book is that you can tailor it to fit ANY of the curricular areas that you want.  I had intended to use this book at the beginning of the year for them to write about themselves, but now that we are at the end of the year, I think it would be an awesome way to review facts they have learned about their insects (Yes, I have live mealworms in my classroom right nowthey are sooooo cute!)

So, take a peek at my lesson and tell me what you think!  We are going to be publishing these later this week in the lab and I will try to get up a sample soon to show you!

1 comment:

  1. great post! I'm thinking of doing this as "the important thing about the author" my kids can write about themselves to include on the cover of their big research report. Thanks for sharing!