Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin is the PERFECT story to teach about procedural, or how to, writing. This engaging resource includes writing samples with success criteria, graphic organizers, anchor chart printables, editing and writing checklists and rubrics to help you teach your students about procedural writing in a fun way.
Students write their final draft and publish their writing with an adorable dragon craft, which makes a colorful and creative display of your students’ writing! This is an an authentic, engaging, and motivating way for students to learn and write about procedural text!
Here’s What Is Included:
1. Writing Samples: I like to show my students an example of a high-quality writing sample that meets all the success criteria. There are two different writing samples. One is very basic and well suited for first and second grade. The other writing sample includes more details and is more appropriate for third and fourth graders.These slides are in black/white and color, so that they display nicely with your technology.
2.Success Criteria for Procedural Writing: A list of statements students can read to determine their success on this writing project.
3. Graphic Organizers for Procedural Writing These graphic organizers help students to organize their ideas, before they start to write their first draft. There are three different options to choose from.
4. Templates for First/Final Draft- There are different versions of lined pages for students to choose from as they write their final copy- primary and intermediate lines, horizontal and vertical pages.
5. Color Printables for Anchor Charts- Posters to print and display as you teach different mini-lessons on procedural writing.
6. Self/Peer Editing Checklist: With guidance from their peers, students develop and strengthen their writing as needed by editing, using this helpful checklist.
7. Writing Checklist: Students can self-assess their writing, to make sure they meet the success criteria.
8. Writing Conference Template and Rubric: As the students complete their writing, you can conference with them using this template. Provide one compliment and one wish (a suggestion) to improve their writing. You can fill out the rubric when students are finished with their final draft.
9 Student Dragon Templates for Bulletin Board: There are 4 pages of templates for the dragon. There is a black/white and color option. Students attach their final draft to the dragon.
10 Teacher Templates for Bulletin Board- “How to Make Tacos for a Dragon” is printed in a font that makes it very eye-catching when displayed on a bulletin board.
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