I’ve written before about how we use the Writing Cycle in our classroom, and how important celebrating our work is once we’re all finished.
Recently we had another one–this time with Expository Nonfiction Writing that we had done!
Our nonfiction pieces were all based on the structure of introduction, 3 paragraphs on specific topics, and conclusion. They were written in many different forms, but all followed that same structure. Rebekah’s final piece was handwritten on paper.
Many students wrote their essays as feature articles using Pages templates. All they had to do was replace what was there with their info and voila! I was impressed with the variety of topics: Sophia wrote about Artemis, Anna C. wrote a piece about tennis player Althea Gibson, ZB202 wrote about poodles and Natalie wrote about the evolution of the telephone.
Some essays were made with a flier template, and Keelan wrote his as a brochure.
Here’s a great picture of the different end products: Anna K. used Pages to write about Greek Mythology, Devan made a poster that was SHAPED like his topic of tops, and Sammy made a poster about mythology, too.
Some posters were small, like Jernandra’s about lions, Don’s about bulldogs,
and Aiden’s about diamonds…
…and some were big, like Seamus’ about Paul Revere,
Owen’s about Gravity Master Isaac Newton,
and Fiona’s about Queen Elizabeth II.
And thee were even some Keynotes created about nonfiction topics, like Ames’ slide show about fossils,
and Peter’s about Ray Lewis. What a great example of how we can all accomplish the same thing in whatever way makes sense to us!
What do you do to celebrate your writing? How do you “send your writing out into the world?” Tell us what you think!