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Before we published, we did a quick mini-lesson on topic sentences/main ideas:
Here are closeups:
Then, I used THIS incredible and FREE resource on transition words from the awesome Tracee Orman, to brush up on our transition word skills.
We then drafted, conferenced, and moved right into publishing:
Do you love this guys' mustache?
They turned out adorable and my kids are super proud of their work hanging on the wall! My students loved these so much, I may bring the prompts back out and allow a "fun write" day with them since we are in school until the 21st. I'd love to hear about your fun holiday plans! Thanks for reading!