Wonders to Use With Writing Workshop

Oct 6, 2013

Phillips Family

Below are Wonders from Wonderopolis that will support different kinds of writing you may do in your classroom.  Some of the Wonders could be used as a mentor text for writing that kind of piece, others help explain a particular kind of writing, and some could be a springboard for that particular kind of writing.

Letter Writing

#58 What Is a Letter Writing Campaign?

#468 Do You Need a Pen To Have a Pen Pal?


#58 What Is a Letter Writing Campaign?

#463 What's the Best Thing To Do on a Snow Day?

#467 How Can Video Games Be Good For You?

#989 What's Your Favorite Type of Donut?


#44 What Is a Biography?

#75 Who Were the Wright Brothers?

#106 Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

#143 Who Was George Washington Carver?

#993 Who Was Jim Henson?


#248 How Are Dolphins and Porpoises Different?

#579 How Are Ponies and Horses Different?

#618 How Are Knitting and Crocheting Different?

#685 What's the Difference Between Canoes and Kayaks?


See my previous posts:

Using Wonderopolis to Write Found Poetry

Wonders for National Poetry Month

Figurative Language

See my previous post:

Using Wonderopolis to Help Teach Figurative Language


#301 How Do You Make a Friendship Bracelet?

#742 How Do You Train a Dolphin?

#759 How Do You Make a Monster?

#867 What Should You Do in Case of a Fire?

How Something Works

#309 How Does an Eraser Work?

#595 How Does a Hovercraft Work?

#675 How Does Scratch and Sniff Work?

#786 How Do Things Glow in the Dark?

#954 How Does a Doorbell Work?


#1 Why Are Flamingos Pink?

#257 Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green?

#274 Who Made the American Flag?

#788 Why Do We Need Eyelashes?

#973 What Is a Prairie?


#269 Why Do They Call It a "Tall Tale"?

#662 When Does Nonfiction Become Fiction?

#691 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

#727 What's Your Favorite Fable?

#912 Can Fairy Tales Be True?

#981 What Is an Urban Legend?

Parts of Speech

#761 Can a Word Be Both a Noun and a Verb?


#294 Why Do We Use Different Words For the Same Thing?

#413 What Do You Call More Than One Moose?

#750 What Are Spoonerisms?



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