In this last journal entry for Set 5, your child will write facts about the koala.


Jumping Jungle – Lesson 35

“I can write about koalas.”

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

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Read non-fiction books about koalas with your child and talk about koala facts. For this writing prompt, ask your child to write a fact about a koala. 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. Write the real words under his sentence. 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 his neat illustrations and how you learned something about koalas.