How to Make An Apple Turkey
What a fun way to introduce how-to writing! First, we watched a BrainPOP Jr. video clip on how-to writing. (one of my favorite sites) I modeled how to write this type of paragraph since it was the first time we focused on how-to writing. After I completed each step of making the apple turkey, we decided on a sentence that would describe the step. Students wrote their own paragraph and then made their own delicious apple turkey.
We used this site for the idea: Candy Apple Turkeys
My favorite part was the feet. Too cute! (Circus peanuts are one of the only sweets I can say no to.)
I'm looking forward to more fun how-to writing in December. I was so excited to learn there's a new book in the how-to series by Jean Reagan. (author of How to Babysit a Grandpa)
Amanda Madden has some great writing extension activities that I plan to use in December.