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Primary How To Writing ~ Mentor Text, Mini Lesson, Modeling Activities, & More
This is a step by step plan for young learners to write about how to make cookies.
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Pre-writing: A First Look cut and paste pages are a simple way to introduce a How To Writing idea. Students will put the steps in order and simply jot down a few words about the steps involved. These pages are meant to simplify the How To writing process so that it will be manageable for your students. Words have been added to help student with spelling as they move through the writing process.
Write About It: After putting the steps in order and jotting down a few words, students will take those same words and make them into a descriptive sentence or two. Students are to add details such as adjectives to these two sentences. These sentences should also be edited to be ready for the final product. Transition words, correct spelling when possible, capital letters and punctuation specifically.
The “Finishing Up” page gives students the opportunity to give their work a different title and to change the transition words if they would like. They will copy their final sentences about their topic onto the page, making sure they are using capitalization, punctuation, transition words, correct spelling and their best handwriting.
Using the “Glue Finished Product” page, students will glue their “Finishing Up” page above the picture boxes. Students will illustrate and color the 4 steps involved in their project. You could also glue a piece of construction paper to the back for a great presentation!
In the Complete Product, the How To Topics include:
Build a Snowman
Make Hot Cocoa
Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Wash Your Hands
Brush Your Teeth
Each of these topics have the prewriting, writing, final draft/publishing activities.
Have plenty of copies on hand. Once they've finished one, they can start another.
Only the teacher copies require color printing and laminating.
Student copies are print and go!
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