Research the walrus with your child to find out interesting facts for your child to write about in his journal.
Arctic Adventures – Lesson 36
“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 walruses with your child and discuss walrus facts. Take out your child’s journal and a pencil. For a writing prompt, ask your child to write a scientific fact about a walrus and its habitat. Encourage your child to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that he hears in words. Then he will illustrate his story. Keep the journal in a safe place for his next story.
Conclusion: Have your child read his story to you again. Talk about the fun illustrations and how you enjoyed learning about the walrus from his non-fiction story.