I love How-To writing! It is so much fun to teach AND to learn. There is nothing like ACTUALLY letting students make a PB & J sammie, amiright?
My last year in second grade I was co-teaching. We were about to start How-To writing and my co-teacher was like, “Let me pull out my sequencing puzzles so kids can choose a topic, put the puzzle together, and write about it.”
I was like WOW. HOW did I never think of the relationship between sequencing and how-to writing in the ten plus years I taught!??!?! I wanted to smack my head on the table.
It was EASIEST way to introduce How-To Writing ever! So now, I have a FREEBIE for you using this strategy, but check this little gem first!
The freebie includes a brainstorming page that revolves around a grammar skill. This grammar skill is brainstorming adjectives using the five senses to improve their writing.
This freebie is a a piece of my latest writing pack. You can snag the entire pack for only $3.50 in my TpT store! The pack contains three writing projects: how to make hot chocolate (the freebie above), how to wrap a gift, and how to build a snowman.
I specifically choose these topics so you can use them into January!
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.