After going to a local writer's workshop we decided to make an all about cotton book. We used to Cotton Mind Map to make the sentences below.
Notice how each section is a different color? That matches the mind map. It took us two days to come up with the sentences. They made up the sentences and I wrote them. They were pretty creative with the sentences! The open boll looks like a flower of snow ... sounds like a poet wrote that - my little first grade poets are adorable!
I made a book with 5 blank pages inside.
Then we picked a sentence and wrote it on each page. We did two pages the first day and three pages the second day
We used the same color marker as I did on the poster - that way we knew which section to copy a sentence from. And, it is fun to write with markers when your teacher NEVER lets you use them!
They had to draw a picture to go with each sentence.
And they were supposed to color them.
Finally, on the last page we wrote a fun sentence (in red since that is my favorite color). I wrote 'Cotton is amazing!' so most of them copied me.
The all about books are such a fun way to review a subject. It could be used for anything and when we do it again later in the year, they will get to write their own sentences.