Our new writing unit for January and February has begun! Tomorrow the kids will bring shoebox collections from home, review their collections, and decide which item is the collection is best. (See tonight's homework assignment.) They will also begin to write defenses, or reasons, for those judgements. Later on in this unit, the kids will learn to write reviews of restaurants, toys, movies and books.
These statements were used today to elicit student opinions and reasons for those opinions.