This week marked the beginning of the second session of ALO. The third grade unit is an inquiry-based informational writing unit. Students will write their own informational text focusing on ideas and word choice.
On Monday and Thursday this week, students examined various informational books and analyzed structure and word choice. They listened to the mentor text, I am Abraham Lincoln (Meltzer) to gather ideas for their own informational text. Then, students brainstormed names of influential people that they are interested in writing about. Students should be choosing someone who is a positive example for others and who can teach us all a valuable lesson.
Check out other books in the I am series by Brad Meltzer. Titles include Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Amelia Earhart to name a few.