A Picture Book Writing Lesson from WritingFix
Focus Trait: SENTENCE FLUENCY Support Trait: WORD CHOICE

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Animals Not to
[Verb] with...

writing four four-line animal poems to make your reader giggle

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Student Sample: Early Elementary

Do not take your snail to school.
He'll be too slow in the hall.
By the time he gets to his desk to do his work,
The teacher says, "Time to go home, one and all!"

by Jared, 3rd grade writer

 

(Click here to print Jared and three of his classmate's poems)

 


Student Sample: Upper Elementary

Don’t take a panda to play X-Box
Because he always cheats, you see.
As soon as I start to win,
He bites me on the knee!

by Mackenzie, 4th grade writer

(Click here to print Mackenzie and three of her classmate's poems)


 


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