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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

No Go Words in Informational Writing

Kylene Reed
May 17, 2021

Our first-grade classes create an informational book about an animal that they research each year in May. Using lessons from their First Grade Getting Ready to Write guides, they increased their vocabulary when writing about the way their animals move. They used the No Go words out of the guide to get started. Then, we charted other ideas that the students had to explain the movements that the animals make, rather than just saying walk, swim, or fly. 

                                       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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