It seems that we just had one extreme condition that got the kids talking, (See Turning an Earthquake into Learning.) when another extreme condition comes along! Yes, Hurricane Sandy (aka Frankenstorm) is heading our way!
I thought I’d take the whole hurricane experience and work on opinion writing. I made up this graphic organizer, along with a couple of samples. I thought they could choose from a few hurricane related topics: favorite kind of weather, favorite “non-electric” activity, favorite book, etc. I always believe that children need to talk before they write, so I’d share my samples, and enhance each time to make the story more interesting. Come to my blog, Elementary Matters, to download this freebie!