Friday, April 12, 2013

Writing a First Book

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First graders have questions.  They also are learning ways to get answers.  Each student in Ms. Hicks' class picked an animal they were interested in.  They read about it, decided what was important to report and wrote it up.

 They made covers for their work.

Then they presented their findings, complete with illustration.

Pick a topic, research it, organize the information, write a draft or two to make it better.  That's the same thing every writer should do--from a first grader up to a National Book Award winner.



Good work, kids.  Remember, a lot of professional authors don't even do their own illustrations!