6 Best Writing Lessons Ever
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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

No Go Words in Expository Writing

Kylene Reed
May 22, 2019

Our first grade classes create an expository book about an animal that they research each year in May. This year, my class teamed up to help them increase their vocabulary when writing about the way their animals move. We used the No Go words out of the K-1 Empowering Writers guide to help get us started. Then, we charted other ideas that the students had to explain the movements that the animals make. 

                                       writing sample, Grade 1, science, vocabulary, sentence variety

Look at these AMAZING student samples and how the vocabulary makes such a big difference in their sample!

writing sample, Grade 1, science, vocabulary, sentence variety    writing sample, Grade 1, science, vocabulary, sentence variety

Do you also see the What does it look like? Why is it important skill that we worked on as well??

"These animals have WEBBED FEET that HELP THEM PADDLE IN LAKES.

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