Sequence Sentences...and Make Your Favorite Sandwich!
In first grade, students build up their reading skills by experimenting with different forms of writing. They may not know official terms yet, but in school, they will write both fictional and non-fiction pieces. One classic activity is the writing of a “how-to piece,” in which the author describes how to make or do something with detailed step-by step directions, written in a specific sequence.
It so happens, of course, that “how-to” writing is perfect for households. After all, it’s how staple foods like chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter sandwiches, get made! And now that your first grader is gaining her independence, she may want to try her hand in the kitchen. Does she have a favorite sandwich? If so, then you’ve got a perfect recipe for some hands-on, “how-to” writing practice!
What You Need:
- Digital camera, printer, and printer paper
- Pencil and paper
- Ingredients to make your child’s favorite sandwich