Your students will enjoy this creative writing based on the alphabet-guessing book "Q is for Duck". You will be using an unusual "patterned" or "structured" template. This can be very effective with struggling writers, and it also allows advanced students to extend their writing capabilities!
Not your typical alphabet book! Students use the pattern of Q Is for Duck to create their own themed alphabet book in which students make clever associations for each letter of the alphabet.
Customize the book to a theme or content study! It’s flexible, imaginative, and creative to write! Adapt to different grades and readiness levels for easy tiering of lesson.
This writing activity includes 2 Files with these activities:
- Brainstorm Template - Help students list word associations and traits to inspire writings – print as many copies as needed for students to expand vocabulary and ideas
- Writing Activity Planner (4 pages) -Students can organize ideas, use vocabulary to summarize and formulate information into creative writing sentences with details from current theme or unit of study
- Creative Writing Booklet (28 pages) - When printed and folded, each Letter page has the corresponding Because page on the reverse side to “hide” answer and give reader a chance to guess the accompanying answer and see illustrations. Students can choose which page to use as their book title.
Encourage students to add illustrations on both pages if using booklet template. Brainstorm to emphasize the associated qualities and details about what you are studying to elaborate on the “because” section of the book!