Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Writing Introductions to Non-Fiction Pieces

Our school district has adopted the Lucy Calkins units of study for our writing instruction.

We are currently working on a non-fiction writing unit, and the students are loving it! We have been working on our introductions for our President Research Reports using one of the lessons in the unit.

Presidents Research Writing Project

We started with a mini-lesson where we explored various non-fiction mentor texts looking for ways authors wrote their introductions.  Then we made an anchor chart which I modified from the book.

The students were then tasked with the challenge of writing three different introductions based on the strategies on our anchor chart. 

Here are a few of their examples:

Asking questions seems to be the popular method in our class right now.  I can't wait to see their final products!

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