OWLS: A (K-5) Writing Project & Bulletin Board Idea Kit
This kit was created to be used by teachers in grades K-5. The materials were designed to make modifications easy within your classroom.
I recently completed this activity with my third graders in school as well as my first grade son at home. The differentiated pages and templates that are included made it a perfect activity for both.
These pages are designed to guide students through the writing process by collecting information and writing about OWLS. It ties in well with an Author Study of Jane Yolen or the book Owl Moon.
After editing with the teacher, the students wrote their final copies. I always try to culminate our writing projects with a related art project. I used the enclosed template to make owl shapes for my class. They then used construction paper and scrapbook paper to create adorable owls. These pages include adorable colored clipart. Please visit my blog post dated 1/7/11 at www.CFClassroom.com to see the completed display I put up.
Included in this 15 page kit you will find the following OWL-themed items:
-a primary brainstorming page to collect ideas
-an intermediate brainstorming page to collect ideas
-a 3 detail web to organize writing
-a single detail web to organize simple paragraph writing
-primary-ruled draft paper
-intermediate-ruled draft paper
-primary-ruled final product paper
-intermediate-ruled final product paper
-a simple sentence activity page with space to illustrate for our -youngest learners
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