Last Wednesday morning, we woke to about 2 inches of snow on our front lawn and that is when the excitement began. On the snowman, the students should draw details on the snowman.
If their directions were not specific enough, then the snowman will not look like it is supposed to look. They will use this to explain how to build a snowman. You can use any kind of directions to demonstrate this. Once the students finish their final draft, the students will exchange papers again.
You will need a graphic organizer that contains a place for opening paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a closing paragraph Flow Map. The other students will use their directions to draw their snowman. Once the other student has drawn the snowman, the original students will get their paper and snowman back.
Draw a square one inch from the top of the paper. Draw two small hexagons inside the square. After they complete their rough draft, they will switch papers with a classmate or another class.
Give the students 5 minutes to complete their snowman. Give the students directions on making a person from shapes. Draw two small hexagons inside the square. Make it easier by… Writing the words first, next, then and finally for the students Have them cut out the words first, next finally etc and glue it on to the writing paper Provide a word bank of snowman building words for them to use while writing Simplify the exercise to only first, next and finally After all was said and done, this was a wonderful writing and learning experience for all the students.
Explain to the students that it is very important for them to be explicit in their directions. The other student will draw a snowman based on the directions in the paper and return it to its owner.
I came up with a writing activity called, How to Build a Snowman. On the snowman, the students should draw details on. Draw two rectangles under the hexagon. They will make any changes necessary and then write their final draft.
I wanted to share this with you all so I spiffed it up a bit and made it look pretty.
The teacher can assess the students writing according to how well the other student was able to draw the snowman using the directions given. Before the students begin their writing, the teacher should model how to write a "How To. The students will give the original student some advice on how to improve their directions.
For example, draw a square one inch from the top of the paper. After the students have finished drawing their "person", show the students what the picture should look like. Draw a hexagon under the square. They will use this to explain how to build a snowman.
My students had so much fun with this activity and learned a great deal about writing directions. The other student will draw a snowman based on the directions in the paper and return it to its owner. The teacher can assess the students writing according to how well the other student was able to draw the snowman using the directions given.
The students will use the advice from the other students to improve their writing. Before beginning writing, do a warm-up activity to get the students thinking about giving good directions.
The directions should be unclear and should not state that it should be a person. You will need a graphic organizer that contains a place for opening paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a closing paragraph Flow Map.On the organizer, there should be a place for an opening paragraph, a materials paragraph, a paragraph explaining how to make the snowman, a paragraph for how to decorate the snowman, and a place for a closing paragraph.
Before the students begin their writing, the teacher should model how to write a “How to ” paper. I hope you enjoy this writing activity. It is a sampling of my 96 page “How-To Through the Holidays” writing pack which is available here:4/5(58).
The snowman building sequence has five parts: Rolling a big snowball, stacking two big snowballs on top of each other, putting arms on the snowman, putting a carrot nose in the snowman’s face, and finally the complete snowman.
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