If you are working on Informational Writing (or How To Books), this pack is for you!
We use the "high five" model to help students remember all that a How To book needs in an easy way- your hand! Each finger represents one of the five parts of the book:
3. List of things you need
4. Steps- in order!
This pack includes:
Projectable Poster (Color or Black and White Options)
This poster contains the “How To” High Five checklist! You can project it onto your board or you can use it to create your own anchor chart. It is great for an introduction to expectations of How To writing and students to refer to as they are writing their books!
Option 1: Non lined/Picture Organizer
This checklist can be used for little learners OR older learners. For little learners, students can use pictures to fill in their planning organizer. For older learners, they can jot down quick notes or sentences to plan out their story.
Option 2: Lined Organizer
Students will use this checklist to plan out all five parts of their writing, then check them off as they are written
Option 3: Lined Organizer with Sentence Starters
The same directions as above, but with provided sentence starters for planning
How To High Five Peer Editing Checklist
After writing their How To book, students will use this checklist to conference with a friend and make sure they have all five parts of their writing. As students read their stories, the other student will color in a finger to “check off” that they have that part of their story
This High Five method has worked wonders in my classroom and I hope it is helpful in yours too!
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