We read the book "Waiting for Wings" by Lois Ehlert and identified what butterflies can do and what they have on a graphic organizer. I also had an anchor chart for the children to refer to with the same information.
The information on the graphic organizer came from the book but were elicited from my students during the read aloud. To keep the students engaged, I asked the boys to come up with information for the "can" column and the girls to come up with information for the "have" column. The first two examples are in pink because they are the facts I used when modeling how to write the sentences.
This skill is to help my Kindergarten writers get ready for first grade. I was noticing that they were not continuing sentences on the same lines. They would write one sentence and start the next sentence on the next line. We talked about a caterpillar that continues along the lines and if he reaches a period, he goes over the bump and keeps going. This is to prepare the children for writing paragraphs next year.
Enjoy this lesson with your mini writers! Feel free to edit/add/change. All clip art credit goes to mycutegraphics.com.