Spring is the perfect time for this writing prompt! And Book 5 Blue Jay will give your child lots of ideas to write about in his journal.

In the Meadow – Lesson 20

I can write about a blue jay.

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

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Read a nonfiction story about a blue jay or research blue jays together online. Ask your child to write facts about a blue jay. Encourage him to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use letter-sounds that he hears in words. Write the real words under his sentence. Then he will illustrate his story.

Conclusion: Have your child read his story to you again. Talk about his great illustrations and what you like about his nonfiction story.