Monday, January 30, 2012

Procedural Writing

We've been hard at work in Room 3!

We started our journey into informational writing with a look at procedural writing first.

First, we used The Teacher Wife's packet for How to Blow a Bubble. My kids loved this! We're not allowed to chew gum at school, so they loved the "sneakiness" of practicing their bubble blowing skills. {I stood by the door with my trash can at the end of each class to make sure the gum bandits didn't put it in any unsavory places.}

A few of my girls were very serious about their likenesses...

Check out those earrings!

Can you see the 3-D bangs?

Part of our hallway display!


Look at the new stamp my principal has... Is this not the cutest??

After we mastered our blowing bubble gum skills, we used Ginger Snaps' How to Make a Coke Float packet. We've been talking about using specific details, creating engaging beginnings and wrapping it all up with a strong closing. They were so excited to publish today!

It's not much, but I wanted to share our publishing paper.

Ice Cream Float Publish

What I liked best about both of these units is that we had quality Writer's Workshop time, everything was fairly inexpensive and the kiddos had so much fun!!  Make sure you check out the links to Ginger Snaps and The Teacher Wife for the writing units - they're both FREE! Leave those ladies some blog lovin' if you hop over!

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8 comments:

  1. I love both of these ideas! I have been struggling with what to do during our writing time so I will have to use both of the ideas you posted!

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

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  2. Love these!! Great ideas! We are working on writing right now too! :)

    3rdgradetimesinct.blogspot.com

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  3. Love these! We are doing the bubble gum one now and I had not seen that craft with the printables! Thanks for passing it along.

    Twins, Teaching, and Tacos

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  4. Writing always seems to be a struggle with some of my kiddos, but I bet this would get them excited!

    I've tagged you in a post over at my blog...come check it out! :)

    katherine
    Third Grade Teacher Files

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  5. Third Grade buds--so glad I found your blog
    Tag-You're It!
    Delena
    Learn with ME in Grade Three

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  6. Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing! Too cute.

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  7. Thanks for posting about me!!! =)I love the writing paper!

    Ginger Snaps

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