Building a Snowman Winter Writing

Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Building a Snowman Winter Writing
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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5 MB|19 pages
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Looking for a fun and effective winter writing activity? Ask your students to explain how to build a snowman. The step-by-step nature of this familiar topic makes writing a how-to paragraph a breeze! It focuses on writing good beginnings and endings, word choice, sentence variety, clear sequencing and use of order words.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this writing activity is classroom tested and kid approved.

What’s Included:
• Teacher Directions – Three pages of lesson plans give suggestions for focusing on explanatory writing, planning, using powerful word choice, hooking the audience, wrapping it up, revising, and editing.
• Student Planning Pages – Three student planning pages will guide your students in planning, introducing, and concluding.
• “WOW Words” – The student thesaurus was specially designed for this winter writing activity. When printed back-to-back and folded, it makes a handy guide to help your students with word choice, including specific nouns, lively adjectives, active verbs, and words that show order and direction.
• Linking Words – A one-page quick reference sheet lists more than 50 transition terms (words showing similarity, difference, cause/effect, examples, sequence, and conclusion).
• Writing an Explanation Poster – This cute poster compares the writing process to building a snowman.
• Strategies for Better Writing Poster – Six strategies bump up kids writing: use a hook, order steps, use linking words, choose words carefully, begin each sentence differently, and match the conclusion with the hook.
• Modeling Pages – Two modeling pages provide high quality examples of each type of introduction and conclusion taught in this lesson.
• Themed Writing Paper – Two sheets of lined sheet of paper (with boy building snowman and girl building snowman) are available to print for students’ final drafts.
• Student Editing Checklist – Written in student-friendly terms, this comprehensive writing checklist may be used for editing during a writing conference with the teacher, with peers, or independently.
• Rubric – Also written specifically for this activity, the rubric directly corresponds to the student editing checklist.

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Snowman clip art was created by Whimsy Clips.

I’m committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated in November of 2017.
Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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