Saturday, February 2, 2013

Second Graders--Busy With Nonfiction

My second grade reading group has been working on responding to nonfiction text in their writers' notebooks...and doing a very good job of it. Much of it is working on the features of a good paragraph. We've discovered a few easy tricks just to get the structure down. Overall, they've been doing some great work and I'm proud of them!

So far, we've covered The Aye-Aye, How Animals Move, Bats, Bees, and we'll be finishing up The Emperor Penguin next week. Our next study will be biographies, and writing about our 16th president (and my favorite) Abraham Lincoln. What class doesn't like to read and write about Abraham Lincoln?

Something tells me, we need to study a famous woman right after that. Hmm, there are so many to choose from...Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Sacajawea, Abigail Adams, Betsy Ross, Emily Dickenson, Amelia Earhart, Mary Casatt, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, Hilary Clinton, ...and Michelle Obama!  Where do I begin?!