We are taking information writing to the next level in 3rd grade. We are learning the strategies and techniques information writers use as we write about C.L. Smith Elementary together as a class. In addition, every writer has selected his own topic to write about and will apply the same the strategies. The topic selected is one the writer considers himself to be an expert on since research is not a major factor. However, a writer may research if he wants to in order to make his writing more interesting. Examples of past topics/titles are as follows: How to be a Good Babysitter; Donuts; Different Types of Forts; Sandwiches; Volcanoes; Spiders; Daily Five; and How to Make a Braid.
Part of the writing experience is learning how to use a writer's notebook to list ideas, take notes, draft, and practice revising. Later, each writer will transfer his draft on to paper made especially for this genre. It will be a lot of fun!!