I have written this post 10 times (in my head). I have carried these writing samples around for weeks in my bag. I have been without a scanner (so that is my excuse for not posting these earlier). Better late than never… right?
My class was knee-deep in “How-to” writing in November.
This is a tough switch to go from writing narratives to writing procedural texts. Here are a couple of samples I wanted to share.
|I love the little apple slicer illustration she used.|
|We had talked about how you need to zoom in so the reader will be able to see your instructions clearly.|
|Naturally…. you eat them… love it!|
This sample was from another student a few weeks later. She was really focusing on “telling more.” I am proud of what she came up with.
I don’t concern myself too much with handwriting. We can focus on that during other parts of our instructional day. However, we do talk about making it neat so the reader can understand your message. I think she did a great job. We will get those capital letters out of the middle of her sentences with time. Right now, I just want to say, “Well! Done!”
If you are looking for help with your writing instruction, Deanna Jump and I have created detailed writer’s workshop lessons. They will help you with day-to-day instruction for those just starting out or you can use them to supplement your own writing curriculum.
You can see the complete year HERE.