Wonders to Use With Writing Workshop

Oct 6, 2013

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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?

Persuasive

#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?

Biographies

#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?

Comparison

#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?

Poetry

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

How-To

#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?

Informative

#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?

Fiction

#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?

Wordplay

#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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