We first made a list of places in the community. Then, I showed them this part of my graphic organizer: I had the students choose a place they love to go to and use my topic sentence on their own graphic organizer. Places student choose were the movie theater, the zoo, Chuckie Cheese, a museum, and a local arcade.
Then, I unclipped my graphic organizer and showed the class three details about the aquarium. We talked about how the detail sentences are like non-fiction because when a writer writes to explain, he/she tell facts.
I had the kidos work on their sentences and then I showed them my final copy which you can see here:
The students did a great job at this lesson. Next time I will have to take a few pictures of their work!