This month we have started our snowman unit. We have read many books, watched movies, and looked at pictures. After gathering information, we began documenting it. We created a brace map after reading Lucille Colandro's "There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow."
We used some parts from the book and others from our background knowledge. After creating the map, we used it to compose sentences. We also added "and" and "he" to improve our sentences.
The next day the easel was set out for centers. Small groups of students worked together to create sentences.