There are so many ways to promote writing during a plants unit! Have students create fact books, complete one minute essays, do ABC brainstorming, compose three facts and a fib, and write how-to books! Read on to find out more about these writing ideas!
Plant Writing Ideas
One Minute Essays
Give students a scrap piece of paper or a recipe card. Tell students they will have one minute to write an essay about what they know or have learned about plants. When students are ready, time them for one minute. After the students have completed this activity, ask a few students to read out their essays.
Give students ABC brainstorming templates and ask them to write a word or phrase that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Students can complete this activity individually or with a partner. CLICK to DOWNLOAD your copy of the ABC brainstorming template.
Three Facts and a Fib
Give students blank paper and have them write three “true” sentences about plants and one “fib.” After students have finished their sentences, have them take turns reading them out. Their classmates try and pick out the “fib.”
Ask students to write a book on how-to plant seeds. They can write each step on a page and illustrate the step. When finished, have students create a cover page, a dedication page, and an about the author page. Bind the books and put in your class library for other students to read.
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