Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Nonfiction Writing

I am been the definition of MIA lately. After Valentine's Day, I definitely needed our 4 day weekend to recharge my batteries. I had the best intentions of blogging yesterday, but I was to busy catching up on my DVR--is anyone else freaking out as much as I am about Downton Abbey?! 

Anyway--back to the real reason why I write this blog...
At the end of January, (yes, I am that behind) we researched and wrote about arctic animals. We did this in groups earlier in the year, but this time, they did this on our own--and they did great!!!

Now they did get a little help on the editing part, but most of this was on their own! They soon realized that the red squiggle meant they had made a mistake, and they loved to figure out what their mistake was!

Check out what awesome writers they have become!

{Arctic foxes are white in the winter and brown in the summer.}

{Arctic foxes live in Antarctica and eat fish and birds and other small animals too.}

{Arctic hares look like large rabbits.}

 {They eat plants, moss, lichen, berries, leaves, twigs, and roots.}

Aren't those adorable?! We also learned about nonfiction text features, so of course they had to include headings in their books. For my higher kids, I also had them choose to include an index, glossary, or a table of contents.

 This week, we are learning all about dental health--so much fun! More to come on that later this week!


  1. What a cute idea! I am always looking for ways to make the student's published work more "book-like" to put in our library. I found you through the That's So Second Grade giveaway and I'm your newest follower :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    The Fabulous First Grade

    1. Thanks! I am in the process of laminating and binding them!