Writing with Picture Clues - Texas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
We started learning about the great state of Texas this week.  We are focusing on learning the state symbols this week and next week we will be adding cowboys to the mixture.  Yee Haw!

We did some writing today and mentally put on our "Author's Purpose" hat and tried to persuade our readers to visit the great state of Texas.  I made a writing plan sheet to go with this.  Today our topic was:
"Texas is a nice state to visit."  
Here are what a few of my sweeties wrote:

Their plan sheet looked like this:
(BTW:  Some of my sweeties are forgetting to write their topic sentence so I added a little box for them to check off after they write the topic sentence.) 

Next week, we will be using this plan sheet to write about our state symbols:

If you would like a copy of these plan sheets, you can grab yourself a copy HERE.
If you are using my plan sheets, I would love to hear how they are working out in your classroom!


  1. My kiddos LOVE your writing plan sheets! When they're stuck for an idea, they ask for one, or take one out of their writing folders to use. This helps my littles be successful writers! You're awesome!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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