Our Class Book on the Titanic

posted Feb 12, 2011, 5:24 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Feb 12, 2011, 6:11 AM ]
Our class is diving right into non-fiction writing! Our class made a book together on the sinking of the Titanic. First we read an informational text about the Titanic. Next, students took turns reciting details and we practiced our note taking skills by only writing a couple of words that would help students remember that detail (this way I am teaching students not to copy the text when note-taking but only write a couple of words that helps them remember that detail). Then we placed all of the details in order. Finally, with a partner, students paraphrased their detail onto a page and drew a picture. We will be placing our book in the class library next week. Great job class!