Read aloud, The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Notice how the author focuses on the critical attributes of her topic. The text pattern in The Important Book is one of the most versatile patterns available. This activity can be adapted across all grade levels and subject areas. Primary teachers can model and use an interactive writing approach. Upper elementary, middle school, and high school teachers can assign, "The Important Thing" writing as an assessment of important ideas and concepts.
This file contains: (1) A booklet for primary students to write about themselves; (2) a character bio page for students to write about a character in literature; (3) a biography page for students to write about a real person; (4) a science page for students to write about a specific science concept; (5) and a history page for students to write about a specific event in history.
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