Non- Fiction writing
Teacher will read 2 books. One book will be a non-fiction book about deer and another will be a fiction story about deer.
2 Direction Instruction
Start with talking about the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing. Use WeKWL to make a KWL chart about what we know about non-ficiton writing. Make observations about the book we just read and things that we notice about how non-fiction is different from fiction.
Students will share what they know about non-fiction writing.
3 Guided Practice
Teacher will read a book about fish. This will be a non-fiction book where students can learn about fish. We will then use Popplet to organize the information as a class. Students will use a device to help add facts to the class Popplet.
4 Independent practice
Students will use the book creator app to write a short book about fish facts. Students will use the Popplet that we created together and also other facts they may know.
Key Standards Supported
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
(Begins in grade 3)
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
(Begins in grade 4)
(Begins in grade 3)