How to Make Report Writing Fun and Easy for Your Elementary Students

As your kindergarten, first graders, or second graders (and beyond) begin navigating reading informational text, you unlock a great opportunity to connect reading and research writing. I find that my students love researching and learning about animals. A research companion can be just what your students need to scaffold them as they organize the information they read, and begin to write informational and “All About” type explanatory texts. So what is a Research Companion? A Research companion is a set of materials that supports students as they read and learn about a certain topic. For me, it usually includes graphic […]