My 2nd grade reading students
have been learning about sequencing skills. First,we read the book,
All You Need for a Snowman, written by Alice Schertle. The
book is about children building a snowman on a cold, winter day.
Then, the students brainstormed several materials that could be put
onto the snowman. Next, we discussed the order of events and how
important it is to follow a sequence. After, we wrote an interactive
story of how to build a snowman. Finally, the students wrote their
We also discussed the importance
of details to make the story more interesting to the reader.
How Do You Make a
First, you make a
big snowball. Then, make a medium size
snowball. Next, you make a small snowball for the
head. After you put the head on, you put a red baseball
hat on the head. Before you put the mouth on, you put
black coal on for the eyes. Then you get a big
banana for the mouth. Next, you take a pointy carrot
for the nose. After that, you put thin sticks for the
arms. Finally, you put round buttons on the belly.
There’s your snowman!
-Written by Oscar,
Anthony A, Daniela, Anthony L and Vincent
How We Make a Snowman
First, roll up a
big snowball. Next, roll a medium snowball.
Then make a small snowball. Next, stack the
snowballs to make the body. After you make the body, get a
fat carrot for the nose. Then, get long, red
Twizzlers for the mouth. Next, put 2 bright oranges
for the eyes. After, put a big blue hat on the head.
Then, get 2 long branches from a tree and stick one in
each side for the arms. Finally, get red mittens for
-Written by Nicole,
Evelys, Matthew M., Matthew S., Vincent, Tyler and Justin.