Monday, February 11, 2013

Time-Order Transition Words + Freebie

Happy Saturday!! I have a fun little writing lesson and activity to share with you that we did a few weeks ago. This lesson was definitely a favorite among the first graders because it involved eating some of these...


We started out by eating an Oreo and then telling a neighbor how we ate it. We then viewed this YouTube video of a retro Oreo commercial:


We made a chart for how the little boy ate the Oreo and then we were ready to write one about ourselves (after eating another Oreo, of course!). Here are some work samples:







After the activity, we wrote a few words on this reference page for time-order transition words to put in our Writers Notebook. We will add to it as we come across new words:


While preparing the whole activity to share with you, I decided to beef it up a little (since I just kept it pretty simple when I did it with my students). It includes the pages shown above, plus a few others AND a little craft. Check it out in one of my shops:



And comment with your email address below to win a FREE copy of this minilesson! I will pick 3 winners on Sunday evening!

The winners are:

Suzy Q.
Mel
Najda

Thanks for entering, everyone!! :)

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great idea. I am always looking for cool ways to get my students to use transition words. Thanks again. rmhavn@gmail.com

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  2. This minilesson is great and who doesn't love oreos!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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    1. EXACTLY!! The kids were AMAZED that I actually let them eat Oreos in class! Overjoyed, really!

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  3. You had me at Oreo!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Hahaha, be sure to check your email--you won! :)

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  4. My students would love this!
    Chidester119@gmail.com

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    1. Great!! Check your email because you won it! :)

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  5. So cute and Oreos are my favorite! I bought a package the other day and took them to school to share them with my kiddos so I wouldn't eat them all by myself! This gives me a perfect excuse to go buy some more!
    briawnacallahan@gmail.com

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    1. It is ALWAYS okay to eat Oreos!! :)

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  6. WOW, what an engaging way to get students to write! I would love to win!!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@comcast.net

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  7. Wow, what a creative and fun way to get those little kiddos engaged...and, anything to do with food, is my kind of activity. I love it!!! Thanks for being so talented and for sharing!!!
    Najda (from Canada)
    najda_2000@yahoo.com

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    1. Glad, you like it!! Check your email because you won it! :)

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  8. Looks like a fun, engaging activity filled with lots of learing.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I always love when you stop by and leave a comment! ;)

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  9. What fun learning!acmfamily@aol.com

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  10. Such a creative idea! I think any grade would like this at the elementary level! I know anytime I mix eating and working, my product always comes out better!! Thank you for sharing! So sweet!!

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    1. Thank you!! I think all elementary kids would enjoy it, too! I know my 4th graders would have loved it last year! Thanks for your feedback! :)

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  11. What a great idea and do I LOVE Oreos!! Thanks for the super idea. hiltopr1@gmail.com

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    1. ANY excuse to eat Oreos, right???! ;)

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  12. great idea! colleen.pollitt@gmail.com

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  13. LOVE the Transition word paper! :) Thank you so much!

    Sugar and Spice

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