First they gathered facts. Then they wrote, illustrated and published. That was the process second graders followed at Seaford Harbor Elementary School to create their own nonfiction books.
In a project that combined reading and writing, each student first selected a topic to learn more about. Teacher Jessica Koudelka said students then went on a fact-finding expedition by reading many books and articles on their topics. Once they became “experts,” it was time to write.
From science to sports, the topics students chose were wide-ranging. They included many of the essential elements that authors include in their “All About” books, including a glossary, a table of contents and illustrations.