Friday, March 7, 2014

How To Writing

Here are some new How To Books teachers have shared with me.
{Thank You Stef}
How To by Julie Morstad
{Thank you Susan}

This book will spark the imagination of any five-year-old
The illustrations are BEAUTIFUL.
The text is a simple pattern on each page.
The ending of this book is perfect too. 

Transition Words
For this lesson the children had to help me put the transition words in the correct spot. This lesson comes from Linda Hoyt Mastering the Mechanics

After the lesson, I glued the words into a class big book. Students helped illustrate the pages. 

Work Work
Students practiced making transition words.
Transition Word Cards
Students can bring the word cards back to their seat during writing
click here for Transition Cards 
How To Anchor Charts
{Lucy Calkins}

I love how this anchor chart connects with the mentor text!
Mentor Text

click here to see some class How To Writing 

Classroom Checklist for How To Writing
I put a + for goal and a circle around the +
if the goal was achieved


  1. Can you tell me how you use the colored cards with the owl picture and the words on it?

  2. Those look like some great mentor texts! Of course, I love that your k kids are writing how-tos!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Tammy,
    The book of HOW TO is one of my favorites!!

  4. Melissa, I hope you got my email. The post on my site connected to WOW words is here...


  5. Love the mentor text! Great post!!


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