We started doing the “all about” books whole group alongside our close reads. The kids quickly fell in love so I started placing the blank all about booklets in their work on writing folders and in my early finisher drawers. I noticed that they were choosing these over all the other options! I decided it was time to offer them a variety of topics to choose from. Sometimes kids will stick with what they “know” and not always realize that they can expand!
After choosing the topic card the student then begins their all about book. You can see from below that this student chose to write an all about book for babies!
Students colored their title pages and we then glued them onto a large piece of construction paper to give it that real “book” feeling.
The students then write facts about the topic. I have my fact paper copied double-sided for those writing additional sentences.
In the packet you receive 50 “premade” all about books. The topics that are included in this packet can be seen below. There are 25 animal topics and 25 miscellaneous topics for students to choose from, or for you to choose from for whole-group writing!
In the packet you will also get the blank booklets for students to use at work on writing. You will also receive an editable all about booklet for you to modify to fit the theme your class is currently studying! You can get your hands on this packet by clicking below!
Have a SPLENDID weekend!!!