We talked about how authors think of something they are experts at, and then break down how to do it into steps. We learned about using transition words such as "first," "then," and "finally." We also studied adding in warnings (such as "don't forget to tie your shoes first!"), detailed pictures, and funny endings.
Then we got started writing! Here are some of our authors writing on things they are experts on. Each day, three authors share what they've written so far. We will work a few more days on these drafts, then put them all together into one big "How To" book. Feel free to ask your child what he/she is writing about!