Children are fascinated by snails. For this writing prompt, your child will investigate and write about snails.

In the Meadow – Lesson 4

I can write about a snail.

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

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Read a nonfiction book about snails or research snails together online. Ask your child to write facts about snails in his journal. 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 how you enjoyed learning facts about snails from his nonfiction story.