starting a nonfiction writing unit

 I have a collection of nonfiction books in my classroom. I start my nonfiction writing unit by helping everyone find books about topics they want to become "experts" about. If I do not have what they need in my classroom collection, we head to the library. Sometimes we pair up with older students to help us research and we check out nonfiction books from the library during the weeks of this writing unit. 
I used Ladybug Teaching Files "printing on post-it notes" to make post-it notes to label interesting fonts, fun facts and labeled pictures in nonfiction books. 
My students loved this activity!
we found labeled pictures in these books...
we found interesting fonts in these books...
up-close...
After we find these features in books, we practice writing them. Find out more about this activity HERE or click on the image below to download.
Happy Writing!!

Mrs. Bell

our amazing musical...

The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
Create your own slideshow - Powered by Smilebox
Another photo slideshow by Smilebox
Mrs. Bell

signs of spring

flowers blooming
birds singing
rainy days
and wiggly teeth...
signs of spring in kindergarten

I sooooooo wanted to pull this tooth:) 

 Mrs. Bell

Nonfiction Writing Experts

During our nonfiction writing unit Sam became a space expert. 
Here he is with his collection of space books...
Nicholas became a snake expert. 
Here he is with his collection of snake books...
Mrs. Bell

Friday Favorites



{my favorite finds from this week}

cute addition game...

3-D shape sorting and parent letter...

love this site...love these addition activities...
adorable frogs and other froggy stuff...

I LOVE these readers...

number and alphabet roads...

 I {heart} freebies and this is a cute one...

Mrs. Bell

nonfiction writing - labeled picture


During our nonfiction writing unit I created this writing goals chart... 


As I introduced nonfiction writing features, 
they were added to the chart. 

Every day my students picked which feature 
they were going to include in their writing that day.
Here is Mckenna's book about penguins
She included a labeled picture in her book.






Mrs. Bell

nonfiction writing - things talking


During our nonfiction writing unit I created this writing goals chart... 


As I introduced nonfiction writing features, 
they were added to the chart. 

Every day my students picked which feature 
they were going to include in their writing that day.
Here is Tara's book about zebras.
She included a table of contents and things talking in her book.










HERE is another example of things talking.




Mrs. Bell

nonfiction writing - fun fonts

During our nonfiction writing unit I created this writing goals chart...
As I introduced nonfiction writing features, 
they were added to the chart. 
Every day my students picked which feature 
they were going to include in their writing that day.
Here is Keira's book about penguins.
She included a table of contents and fun fonts in her book.













Mrs. Bell
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...