Robinson Nonfiction Hunt

Our class has been working with nonfiction text in a variety of meaningful ways.  Last week we took a walk around Robinson to see how many examples of nonfiction writing we could find.  We gathered a list of what we found, and talked about the purposes of these different texts.   Besides being really great detectives, I was uber-impressed with how my Rm. 202 friends were able to go on a 20 MINUTE walk through the hallways without bothering anyone’s learning!  That is definitely an example of following the Robinson Road Rule of Respecting Others, and only happened because everyone was being gritty.  WAY TO GO, 1ST GRADE FRIENDS!

Check out our adventure with some pictures. 🙂

Landen works hard to add to his nonfiction text list on a post it after he finds something in the hallway.

Landen works hard to add to his nonfiction text list on a post it after he finds something in the hallway.

Ella Marie led our super-silent first grade line down the 4th grade hall as we began our hunt.

Ella Marie led our super-silent first grade line down the 4th grade hall as we began our hunt.

We stopped at the end of each hallway so that friends could record what they saw.

We stopped at the end of each hallway so that friends could record what they saw.

The 5th grade hallway had a WEALTH of interesting nonfiction text.

The 5th grade hallway had a WEALTH of interesting nonfiction text.

Peyton stops to write a note about a diorama he saw in the 5th grade hall.

Peyton stops to write a note about a diorama he saw in the 5th grade hall.

This nonfiction writing helped us celebrate Veteran's Day and was found outside the gym.

This nonfiction writing helped us celebrate Veteran’s Day and was found outside the gym.  Besides the title, all of those flags have words to patriotic songs on them.

Kindergarten was using nonfiction in a really meaningful way!  They lost something important and needed help in finding it.  Update:  Their flag was found and returned to them!  I bet they're glad they asked for help!

Kindergarten was using nonfiction in a really meaningful way! They lost something important and needed help in finding it. Update: Their flag was found and returned to them! I bet they’re glad they wrote that news flash!

Stay tuned for more ways that we’re working on understanding nonfiction texts as both readers and writers.  What an important genre to read, write and dig into as first graders (and way beyond that!).

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