Second grade writers have finished their informational books and the writing unit titled Lab Reports and Science Books, during which students learned about information writing that scientists are apt to do. We were introduced to force, motion and friction! During Writer's Workshop, children often divided their time between engaging in experiments and writing for the purposes that scientists write.
During the final portion of the unit, children wrote informative/explanatory texts in which they introduced a topic, used facts and definitions to develop points, and provided a concluding statement, all in order to teach others what they have learned. Students in Room 18 wrote about topics such as basketball, figure skating, gymnastics, baseball, swimming, camping, biking, dancing and more! Reading their books over the past several weeks has been SO delightful!
Last week, we had a publishing celebration with Mrs. Merrill's class. Children read their books to other second graders... they should be proud of their great work!!
In our next unit, we will be learning how to share an opinion and support an opinion.