I love How-To writing! It is so much fun to teach AND to learn. There is nothing like ACTUALLY letting students make a PB & J sammie, amiright?
My last year in second grade I was co-teaching. We were about to start How-To writing and my co-teacher was like, “Let me pull out my sequencing puzzles so kids can choose a topic, put the puzzle together, and write about it.”
I was like WOW. HOW did I never think of the relationship between sequencing and how-to writing in the ten plus years I taught!??!?! I wanted to smack my head on the table.
It was EASIEST way to introduce How-To Writing ever! So now, I have a FREEBIE for you using this strategy, but check this little gem first!
The freebie includes a brainstorming page that revolves around a grammar skill. This grammar skill is brainstorming adjectives using the five senses to improve their writing.
This freebie is a a piece of my latest writing pack. You can snag the entire pack for only $3.50 in my TpT store! The pack contains three writing projects: how to make hot chocolate (the freebie above), how to wrap a gift, and how to build a snowman.
I specifically choose these topics so you can use them into January!