Students sort word cards by picture first. Then students arrange the words to make complete sentences. Order the sentences and write the facts about Johnny Appleseed on the recording sheet.
This is help begin that bridge to more non-fiction (expository text) within the classroom.
Use this with any Johnny Appleseed story, craft, activity. I used it with Steven Kellogg's Johnny Appleseed Story for my first graders. I will be posting more Johhny Appleseed activities to work with close reading and text dependent questioning. Follow me for more information.
Common Core Standards included.