We began by asking ourselves, "What is a How to Story and What does one look like?" To explore this question, students logged onto their Raz-kids accounts and found a special assignment waiting for them - a collection of how to stories which included:
- We Make Cookies
- Making Salsa
- We Make a Snowman
- Making Pizza
- Grow Tomatoes in Six Steps
- Making Rice
After exploring what how to stories look like and sound like, we began our own.
Day 1 & 2: How to Blow a Bubble
They didn't know learning to write could be so much fun!
Day 3 & 4: How to Make a Smore
After eating real smores and making foam smores, students wrote their how to piece.
Day 5 & 6: How to Make Kool-aid
Students planned their how to story on stickie notes first. This made it easier to correct any mistakes in the order of the steps.
Of course, we made Kool-aid to test out their writing!
And last but not least, my favorite....
Day 7 & 8: How to Make a Pizza
This time, I wrote out the recipe for students to follow. They followed the recipe to make their own pizzas and then tried to change the recipe into a How-to Story.
I LOVE this unit! Hope you enjoyed and didn't get too hungry!