First Grade Writing..NONFICTION Leave a reply First Grade Writing So…we have taken the step jump LEAP into writing NON-FICTION. As a Title 1 teacher with half of my class CELDT Levels 1&2 ( low English) I am ALWAYS trying to give my kids more vocabulary, visual clues, and FRONTLOAD information …before we WRITE! So this week…was REINDEER WEEK! I was going for REAL REINDEER. We read books, watched VIDEOS, did real research ( yes, ONLINE!) We even attempted to watch the REINDEER.CAM Can’t show kiddos in my district… TOO MUCH SANTA! I know…don’t go there! So …I kept it real! ONLY REAL REINDEER! I was going for NON-FICTION! They did great! As an adult, I felt they had mastered a LOT of information! What do reindeer LOOK like? Where do they LIVE? What do they EAT? ( One of our movies mentioned MUSHROOMS… BOY did they pick up on that!) And then…. what makes them different (special ) from other ANIMALS? Here are some of our writings… (Don’t judge….we have NOT edited for CONVENTIONS.. Just CONTENT!! 🙂 Sorry pics are turned… Can’t get them to TURN! UGH! No where…no how… did I MENTION SANTA or RUDOLPH! 99% of my student’s wrote that the important thing about REINDEER is… THEY PULL SANTA’S SLEIGH AND THE LEADER IS…RUDOLPH! And THAT is NON FICTION! HAHAHAHA But that is their PRIOR KNOWLEDGE! SO CUTE! They brought it into their writing! Let their VOICES be heard! And so… ADULTS BE AWARE! The little ones WILL be HEARD! I LOVE TEACHING FIRST GRADE! They make me GIGGLE! If you need some writing help… WRITE ON! ENJOY!