This book includes a 9-page reader, a keyword notes worksheet, and a worksheet for writing a paragraph. This is a fun way to integrate the holidays into your language arts program.
First, students read the book, “December Fun.” Next, they write keyword notes about things they do in December. Students write keyword notes for an introduction, 3 body sentences, and a conclusion. Each line of notes should have enough keywords to create one sentence. The rule of thumb is to include 3-5 words per line.
Encourage your students to use descriptive words when writing their notes. The notes for the introduction and conclusion should be similar but not exactly the same.
Once the outline is complete, have each student use his or her keyword notes to write a paragraph. Students may also draw a picture. If more room is needed, use the included handwriting paper.
This book teaches two important writing skills: writing an outline and writing a paragraph from an outline. You may do some prompts as a class to model these skills. Brainstorm keyword notes as a class, and write them on the board. Then model writing these notes into strong sentences and paragraphs.
This book is part of my language arts program and is in the Blue Level
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