How To Be A Cat!

posted Oct 16, 2014, 3:22 PM by Patrick Johnson

Our writing mini lesson focused on choosing good action words for steps when writing procedures/instructions. This book was perfect since each page contained an action word that was paired with a picture (for example pounce, scratch, chase, stalk, clean, explore etc.).

Students worked in pairs to complete the steps for How To Be A Cat. Students practised their presentation by talking and pointing through their procedure. Their presentation included 3 main areas:
What- their topic was
What-items were needed
How-to achieve their goal. This part was broken down into several steps. Each step contained an action word from the story followed by a detail that explained the step.

Students presented their procedures in front of the green screen with kittens crawling around in the background!