Writers workshop informational writing in kindergarten. Read a student’s nonfiction text that was produced in my class while we were under our informational text unit of study.
Informational Writing: My Penguin Book
Here is a sample of some informational writing. As you know, I have not required my students to write informational texts in writer’s workshop, but I sure love it when they do!
I absolutely L-O-V-E that she did this all independently. I did not confer with her on this piece. If I did here are a few things I could say, “I love how you kept your whole piece about one subject. I can tell you know a lot about penguins. I really like how you zoomed in on this page about the penguin’s webbed feet. It sure helped me not only read about the feet, but your picture showed me also.”
Some teaching points? We could talk about mechanics (capital letters). We could also talk about the subject’s perspective. Could we draw the penguin in different ways? Sometimes, we can do a close up on just part of the penguin, like the egg on the penguin’s feet holding the egg. Could we change the setting a bit? Honestly, I am thrilled with her progress… so I will just celebrate her journey so far.
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