Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders

Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
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2nd, 3rd, 4th
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In this lesson, aligned to CCSS, students create a simple birdfeeder and then write an expository explanatory paragraph detailing the steps they took to make it.

What You Get:
~Teacher directions
~How-to pictures
~Materials list/Draw your birdfeeder post activity
~“How to Hook Your Reader” foldable note taker (optional)
~Flee Map for prewriting explanatory paragraph on how to create a cheerio birdfeeder
~Final draft paper for explanatory paragraphs (2)
~Teacher examples

Teacher Directions
Birdfeeder:
~Gather the following materials: a box of Cheerios (plain work best) and pipe cleaners for each student
~Model for students:
1. Make a loop at one end of the pipe cleaner
2. String Cheerios onto the pipe cleaner one at a time.
3. Twist the end so the Cheerios do not fall off.
4. Hang the birdfeeder in your yard for birds to enjoy.
~Have each student make their own. Tell them to think about each step because later they will write an explanatory paragraph about how to make a Cheerio birdfeeder.
Writing:
~Birdfeeder Pre/Post Activity: Students will use p. 6 to write a list of materials needed and then draw a picture of their completed birdfeeder.
~Teach students different ways to hook their reader into their paragraphs. Use foldable. This is an optional activity. Teacher may simply wish to have students write a topic sentence based on the main idea, “How to Make a Birdfeeder”.
~Flee Map: Teacher models how to complete the Flee Map to prewrite. The B,D, and A stand for “Before”, “During”, and “After”. A teacher model is included.
~Students then use their Flee Maps to develop their how-to/explanatory paragraphs. A sample is included.


Aligned to CCSS W.3.2
Total Pages
16
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

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Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
Explanatory Paragraphs: Cheerio Birdfeeders
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