Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Funky Fun Freebie #2 (List Making Writing)


Thanks for helping me celebrate!  This post contains freebie #2 for this week...so if you missed #1 yesterday you should could go back and grab it.

During writer's workshop, I've been talking about the things that good writers do to help organize their ideas.  We did a mini-lesson this week about list making.  I started by showing them my special pink notebook.  It's really just an lined journal with a pink leather cover that holds my precious "to do" list.  I love to put little check marks by each of the things on my list.

I also read the book, Everything to Spend the Night  by Ann Whitford Paul.  It's about a little girl who takes "everything from A to Z" to her grandpa's house for a sleepover - but she forgets her pajamas. 



I wanted my students to practice making a list about a specific topic.  I modeled "everything to bake cookies" first. 


Then I had my students write a list about "everything to make hot chocolate".  They brainstormed ideas with a partner first (just in case someone has not had hot chocolate before).  Then we shared our ideas with the group in a circle before each child worked on his/her own list.  They were super excited to work on this project. They will be using the lists they made today to help them get started on their how to writing project tomorrow.

What my students don't know yet is that we will be having a hot chocolate and candy cane publishing party in two weeks!

You can click on the image below to download a copy of a few winter themed list writing pages.   


I'm off to drop my daughter off at dance class, walk the dogs and bake cookies!

I love cookies and comments! :) 

10 comments:

  1. I can't get the download link to work. Not sure if it is just me or not though. =)
    gobstoppersrock@gmail.com
    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

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    1. Just kidding I tried again and it worked. Thanks for the great freebie!

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    2. Glad it worked this time! Hope you like it!
      Kimberly

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  2. Thanks! You really do it all! How do you fit everything into your day? I have a feeling my kids are going to love the winter list writing!
    Rambling About Reading

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    1. I hope your students do love these! Thanks for visiting!
      Kimberly

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  3. Thanks for the freebie, I was looking for something just like this.
    Jill

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    1. Oh good! Glad you can use them.
      Kimberly

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  4. Hi Kimberly, Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now too. I've been having fun looking through your adorable blog and found some great things! I just downloaded your winter theme writing list and I know exactly how I can put it to use with my kinders. They love to write words and lists. Thank you!!! Fun Fun Fun!

    -krissy
    Ms. Hutten’s Buttons

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  5. WOW, Kimberly! THANKS for sharing! I'm excited to use your freebie!

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