We have been just like buzzing bees working on our informational writing the past two weeks!!
After choosing our best three books, we focused on revising them with some new techniques to make them even better. We learned how to add precise words to make our writing more exact. We used exclamations and wondered to make our books more interesting. We even made comparisons to show how our topics are like or unlike something else.
Precise Words: All whale have blowholes to help them breathe. Several whales have teeth.
Exclaim & Wonder: Blue whales use baleen to help them eat. Did you know that?
Comparisons: Whales can be very large. Some whales are bigger than a bus!
This past week, we began getting ready for our next writing celebration. We chose our best informational book to keep at school and worked with our writing partner to be sure that our book made sense. Then, we focused on making our books easy-to-read. We edited our books by adding punctuation and capital letters. We also went back to spell our word wall words correctly. Then, we chose one page from our books to completely rewrite. We carefully cut out the picture glued it to a new page and wrote our words neatly with finger spaces. It was a big job, but the kids were so proud of how their books looked.
Next week we will fancy up the illustrations in our books, add a cover, and celebrate!!!
Mrs. Stadt :)