Before winter vacation, the students in Ms. Flanagan’s second grade Title I class at Al Qalam Academy learned about How To stories!

 

Reading How to Stories

They read “How to Make an Ukulele” by Ronja Noelani Martensson as part of the virtual Achieve Literacy Curriculum.

book HOW TO MAKE A UKULELE, one of our How to stories
During the week, the students worked on the following:

  • talked about the parts of every How To story,
  • practiced fluent reading and
  • worked on decoding skills.

On the last day before winter vacation, the students and Ms. Flanagan collaboratively wrote and illustrated a book called “How to Make a Snowman”! Using Jamboard, the students shared each step of the process to Ms. Flanagan. Then the teacher recorded their words in writing. We added pictures to illustrate each step of the process, too!

 

Writing a How to Make a Snowman Story 

How to Stories: How to Make a Snowman, one of our How to stories

 

how to make a snowman page 1

 

how to make a snowman page 2

 

how to make a snowman page 3

 

how to make a snowman page 4

 

how to make a snowman page 5

 

The students were so excited to share what they knew about making a snowman! They worked so hard to tell this story together!

Want to read other How To stories?