One critical part to Writer's Workshop is learning about how author's write for different purposes. One way to help students become more familiar with "HOW TO" Books is to put it into action! Students can create there own "How To" Instructional Books. This product offers additional resources for students to continue practicing a different text structure than fiction writing.
HOW TO USE IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
You can cut out all of the different "HOW TO" cards and laminate them. Place them at a center on a ring, in a box, or post them on chart paper to let students choose their "How To" writing task for the day. This is a great writing center that offers student choice within the text structure writing focus. If students don't like what they see, let them make up their own "How TO" topic to write about.
-20 "How To" Cards
-2 graphic organizers (One with simple lines and one with dotted lines)
-1 final writing page of "How To" (Includes: drawing a picture, check off writing rubric, transition words, space to write steps for "How To"
-2 "How To" flip books (One with simple lines and one with dotted lines) Students will also get to draw a picture for each stage of the "How To" Process
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How To Writing Center
Other Writing Activities in my Store:
Informational Writing and Summarizing
Writing Strategy Focus Cards