Monday, September 16, 2013

Writing a Literary Nonfiction ABC book... on the 4th week of school!

We did it! We wrote a literary non-fiction ABC book on the 4th week of school! Yes, kindergarten pulled off the unimaginable! With much thanks to our fabulous young authors.
Here's how we did it...
We learned about various community jobs that help people and keep us safe during our Social Studies block.
Meanwhile, in writer's workshop, our young authors explored a variety of nonfiction ABC books.
We used ABC of Jobs as our mentor text
After reading, we discussed jobs that started with each letter of the alphabet and explored other nonfiction ABC books.

After exploring the books, our young authors practiced an ABC page using the word they know best, their name!

Finally, after a week of reviewing literary nonfiction texts, completing noticing charts, and revisiting our mentor text, ABC of Jobs, each child completed a page. Our book is now in the "publishing department"...aka awaiting a free moment for this teacher to bind it!
I will post a picture of the final product as soon as it is finished.

Thank you for your interest in what's happening in our Writer's Workshop. This happens to be my most favorite part of our day. It is amazing to see the children express their thoughts through pictures and words. They have such pride in the work they do, and so do I!


  1. Dear Trailblazers -

    I am so proud of you all for creating your first book! Very impressed, I must say! I can't wait to read what you all have written. It is possible that I know what the letter "P" stands for? Keep up the good work, my "All Star" authors!

    Dr. P

  2. Uh oh... Dr. P, you didn't make the cut! P is for Police Officer!!! :) But hey, they thought your built the school during our "What does the principal do all day?" So, maybe you could also fit under "B"?!?!