Linda Golson BradleyCarol A. Donovan Learn how to teach children to write informational text through the use of focused read-alouds that include discussions of information book genre elements, features, and organizational structure. Focused read-alouds can be a valuable method for scaffolding genre knowledge. Strickland, a year veteran with national board certification, explained, My second graders love information books, because they are interested in the topics and like to read facts.
Students will be able to write a simple story about one topic. Introduction 10 minutes Tell the students that today, they can draw and color a picture about anything that makes them happy.
Give them time to brainstorm some topics. Draw a picture to go with it.
Show the students how the drawing does not have to be perfect. Demonstrate for the students how you will choose words that describe your picture.
Make a list and write those words on the board. Use of those words in a sentence. Show the students how the sentences relate to the picture. Have them write the words on lined paper.
Independent working time 15 minutes Tell the students to think of sentences that tell about their pictures before they start writing. Have them write sentences about the picture. Encourage advanced students to write a paragraph about their picture.
They may want to add additional pictures and writing, encourage them to do so. Struggling students may focus on correct spelling.
Since this is beginning writing, encourage them to sound out words or write them phonetically. You can assist them.Books shelved as second-grade: The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, Ch.
Information Book Read-Alouds as Models for Second-Grade Authors By: Linda Golson Bradley, Carol A. Donovan See examples of book compositions by second-grade authors that demonstrate how read-alouds can support . Narrative Writing, Grade K by Lucy Calkins and Project Staff (Heinemann ), containing We continue to recommend that you teach multiple units on narrative writing, all aimed toward lifting the level of writing.
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Second Grade: Writing Sample 2 Second graders are polishing a wide range of basic writing skills, including writing legibly, using capitalization and punctuation correctly (most of the time!), and moving from invented spelling to more accurate spelling.
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