For this writing prompt, your child can pretend to be a scientist and she will write scientific facts about the penguin.

AA lesson 24

Arctic Adventures – Lesson 24

 “I can write a story.”

Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.2)

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Read a non-fiction book about penguins with your child and discuss penguin facts. For a writing prompt, ask your child to write a scientific fact about a penguin and its habitat. Encourage your child to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words. Then she will illustrate her story. Keep the journal in a safe place for her next story.

Conclusion: Have your child read her story to you again. Talk about her beautiful illustrations and how you enjoyed learning about penguins.