Write an informational paragraph while creating a craft! Your third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students will love using this sandwich analogy to build a better paragraph. As they move through the writing process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences on hamburger parts. They then create more parts for elaboration, word choice, and transitions. Expository writing has never been so much fun!
To begin our writing time, I will give students 5 minutes to answer the prompt. This will get my students creative juices following. By the end of year we will look back and see how their writing has gotten better as the year went on.
How to writing is one of my favorite units as a first grade teacher! My students choose topics they are experts on and teach others how to do something by writing their very own how to book. These fun lessons, anchor charts and activities are perfect for the first and second grade classroom!