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Getting Organized for a “Report” Writing

Th entire fourth grade is going to be doing a report writing within science class (separate from our Writing Workshop). (It’s not actually a report since the final form will be an illustrated 10 page non-fiction picture book.) They’re also reading nonfiction books about the Solar System in Science Class. Hence, we needed to teach them to take notes on their planet, star, or moon, today. But before we did, we had to come up with a system for them to take notes. So that I can remember how this system goes (if it works), going-forward, I created a short slide show that illustrates the process.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

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