We start the activities by drawing a graphic organizer in our writing notebooks.
Next, we read the following mentor texts. Students collect words and phrases that help them fill in the graphic organizer.
After we've collected filled out our organizers, I hand out a writing rubric and we discuss the expectations for the paragraph(s) students will write.
I then meet with small writing groups to:
•Complete the graphic organizer
•Write 1-2 paragraphs
•Edit/Revise the paragraph according to the rubric criteria
Challenge for early finishers:
•Type the paragraph(s) and print.
•Write a friendly letter to a veteran using the example letter included in the packet.
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How do you celebrate Veterans Day? I'd love to hear about it!