The Important Book

So I know I'm on Spring Break, but our weather here has not been very fabulous. Too windy and rainy to surf:(  Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I am a Surfaholic, lol!  Anyway just wanted to share a cute writing activity that I did recently.  I used this simple book by Margaret Wise Browning to discuss adjectives and the use of commas in writing.

The simple straightforward verse makes it simple for any writer to follow the pattern in their own writing.  So I had the students choose something that they knew alot about and write their own important story.  They really enjoyed writing these, and even my reluctant writers came up with really cute entries.

 This is an easily adaptable lesson for K-2, and was perfect for my ELL learners to find the right words to describe.  Many of my higher level students asked if they could write another one!  This will make a great class book for our classroom library.

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  1. I use this same book to do a book publishing project. It's such a great activity that really lets the kids use their creativity. It looks like your class had a great time with it too!

    2nd Grade Rocks!

    1. Do the students create a whole book using this format? Sounds like fun:)

  2. Replies
    1. Hopefully I will see some sunshine before I head back to school;)

  3. Thanks for sharing this writing idea, I'm always looking for new ones. We will give this a try!
    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

  4. I love your blog design! I just found you through the linky party so I'll be following :)

  5. I just found your blog through the linky party! I'm new to this blogging thing, too, but you've got a GREAT start going and I'm excited to follow you!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  6. Cute! Cute! Cute! You like you, I try my best to make instruction fun and engaging. I have made learning centers from water bottles and we even are doing a classroom archaeological dig.

    Literacy and Math Ideas


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