Saturday, March 31, 2012

Information Books

This week (after studying author's purpose) we began a writing unit known as Informational Writing...also known as All About or Expert Books....the kids are so engaged and excited!! 

We began by making lists/webs of things we know a lot about...
Then we created webs with subtopics...
Then we "tried on" our subtopics or chapters by writing drafts of what would go in those chapters.  We tried "how-to", persuasive paragraphs, and narratives...

Once we felt comfortable that we had chosen the right topic we began our drafting on pages to go in our books.  I am writing my expert book about Training for a Half-Marathon.  My class gets so excited to see the new pages I have completed and in turn take great pride in making their own pages for their books during workshop.  I can't wait to see how their books end week we will continue creating chapters and then they will write an introduction to their topic, create a table of contents, and design a cover.


  1. This looks so fun. I will have to look into this for an end of the year unit :)

  2. I would love a copy of your plans if you are willing to share. Thanks in advance!