Literary Foundations: Realistic Non-Fiction Paragraphing

  • Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: This pelican brief is an opportunity to re-create the factual statement from the slide above.
  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayon. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Reading and Writing Connection: “Today’s penmanship practice is giving you a brief fact about a pelican’s world, first you will draft the wetland paragraph. *Remind them that spelling and letter formation is their focus. *Guide them to illustrate the pelican paragraph with their version of what the saltwater wetlands might look like, encourage them to follow the steps for sketching the pelican from the slide above. Have fun… be creative yet realistic.
  • Drafting responses: Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
  • Finally: Discuss: Let each family member share their “Pelican Brief“ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.

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