Tuesday, October 20, 2015

An Expert Talk #tcrwp

We are soooo lucky!  Katie Webster, a 3rd grade parent AND a published information writer, came in yesterday to share about her writing process.  She shared her cookbook, Maple, with us and even made us a little treat from her cookbook, Maple Sour Cherry Shirley Temples!

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We were surprised to learn that she uses some of the same strategies that we use when writing our information books.   For instance, when Katie first started writing her cookbook, she began by writing the Table of Contents.  We were just working on that last week!  She also had to use elaboration strategies to introduce each recipe to her reader...she shared some her favorites and our mouths were watering!  She also shared her struggles with introductions; boy, can we relate!  We'll certainly be referring to her advice as we continue our work in this unit!

Here's just a snippet of what she shared with us!  (Thanks to Mrs. Redford for recording and Mr. Berry for putting together the video!)

A huge thank you to Katie for taking the time from her busy book tour & cooking schedule to come in and talk with us!  We learned a LOT!

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