2. An Anchor Chart (that the students helped create)!!!!
I had students brainstorm a list of all the different "how to" writing ideas they could on Post-Its (automatic engagement of ALL students...my secret weapon) and then post them on the board when they were done.
|They had great ideas: How to be a great gymnast, how to train your dog...etc.|
|Here are all of their post its sorted into their categories.|
|How to read a book, do a back flip, take are of a fish.|
|How to MAKE a kits, pizza, a flower pen of duct tape!!!|
|How to be a good friend, student of the month, a football player.|