Today your child can be a scientist and write facts about ants and grasshoppers.

In the Meadow – Lesson 16

I can write about a grasshopper and an ant.

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

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Read nonfiction stories about ants and grasshoppers or research these insects together online. Ask your child to write a fact about each insect. Encourage her to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that she hears in words. Write the real words under her sentence. Then she will illustrate her story.

Conclusion: Have your child read her story to you again. Talk about her cool illustrations and how you liked her nonfiction story.