These first graders are creating a Thinking Map about bats.
I LOVE this story Night Animals! It is a great book to use for an illustration study. This book is available in the Scholastic book order.
I went to the TCRWP reunion last weekend and of course it was amazing. One of the workshops my colleague attended was about volume and stamina expectations in writing workshop across the year. A big take away for my team was that when teaching the first bend of a writing unit, the focus should be on the process and volume of writing. We want kids to be writing lots of books. The second bend is when you teach kids how to edit their stories. You can see some of the expectations below.