Before we jump into informational text in the 3 trimester, we are going to take the next week to review what kinds of writing we can make! My goal is to touch on: How-To's, Informational (because we will do A LOT of this during the last part of the year), fiction, and opinions (beyond just a letter). They may brainstorm more pieces/types of writing as well to add to our list!
After our brainstorm, we will spend a few days working on informational writing (an introduction to taking sticky notes) then we will focus on fiction writing and create a story together as a class that we made up. I will round out the week with expanding on our opinion writing, going beyond a letter, but writing a paragraph about what we think and why.
Now we've spent time on each of these types of writing throughout the year, so this will be a bit of a reminder/review of the different types of writing. At the end of the third trimester there will be time to revisit this type of writing as well, and during various times of writing workshop.
The attached picture is an example of how to take sticky notes. They will write the fact on a post it and put the post it on the paper. Normally there are 3 pages of notes to take about a specific topic. The first two pages are prompted and the last page is blank to include any type of fact they wish. This is to get them thinking about what type of information is included in nonfiction writing.