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1 Table of Contents Introduction 3 Good Writing Traits 5 Sample Scoring Rubric 8 Standards for Writing 10 Ideas and Content11 The Giraffe A Linny All About You My Friend How to Smile Happy Ways Space Log The Astronaut s Log Crab Crossing Smoke Jumper Hot-Water Monkeys A Special Thing Someday The Tadpole Anteater Facts Anteater in the City A Rainy Place The Flood Whose Kitchen? Whose Living Room? Tiger! Trip to the Zoo What Do You Say? The Hungry Gorilla Name Poem Word Choice 37 Cold or Freezing? Warm or Hot? Yesterday Tomorrow The Elephant What Is It? The Mountain Story Plan Title Excitement! A Must-Read! Swimming with Penguins Swimming with a Whale Writing to Whom? The Visitor What s Buzzing? On the Farm What Animal? The Talking Animal The Vet s View The Rhino s View Tooth or Teeth? How Many in a Week? Different Places How Do You Know? Tongue Twisters Fluency 63 What to Do with an Ear! Jim the Kangaroo Is it Yucky? The Grasshopper What Weather? Raining Ice Cream What s the Game? Sports Announcer Three, Two, One Short and Long To the Top! The Climber First, Second, Third Shoes First Party! Surprise Party! Thank-You Note The Jellyfish Big and Small Pete and Penny The Beach Where You Have Never Gone The Oregon Trail A New Place Lost! Voice 89 Lion at the Movies Crocodile at the Pool The Best Pet The Happy Seal Yellowstone Old Faithful Skateboarder Hawk Learning Something New Yellow Walls Painted Rooms When What? The Dog and the Bone Night Sounds The Owl Seasons The Opposite A Favorite Spot Pig s Place Name Writing State Writing Abe s Trick King Midas A Hero Superpower! Splat! Organization115 Story Start The Tortoise and the Rabbit Talking on the Phone Riddles The First Voyage of Columbus Treasure Hunt The Coat Hanger Lost and Found What Pup? Who Is Knocking? Roof Ride Two Days at Sea The Sun Animal Moves Where in the School? The Secret Tunnel Eating an Orange The Wrong Banana Where s the Lemonade? Gobble it Down! Ben and the Turkey Ben and the Fire The School Day The Cat s Work The Hiccups Conventions141 Big City/Small City On Orange Street The Escape Man The Egg The Biggest Animal The Fastest Animal Eight Arms See the Sea How Do You Hear? The Woodchuck Exciting Sport Horse Race Come See Sue! Starring You! The Climbing Man The Biggest Not Hot Blue Polar Bear Something Weird A Weird Sight All About Bones Seven and Seven What Goes with Ant? The Visiting Aunt Initials Writing Prompts 167 #3974 Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing 2 Teacher Created Resources

2 24 The Hungry Gorilla Ideas and Content Sam was eating a sandwich in his kitchen A hungry gorilla came in without knocking The hungry gorilla grabbed the sandwich He ate it with his mouth open Then he burped Teach readers how to be polite Use the gorilla as an example Rewrite the story above This time, correct all the things the gorilla does wrong Write your new story The Polite Hungry Gorilla Sam was eating a sandwich in his kitchen A hungry gorilla Teacher Created Resources 35 #3974 Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing

3 35 A Must-Read! Word Choice You own a bookstore You want to sell lots of books To sell more books, you put up a sign The sign makes the book sound exciting Escape by a Hair! Read how three little pigs were almost eaten by a big, bad wolf! Think of a book, story, or nursery rhyme you have read Write a sign about the story that makes people want to buy the book Your sign should have a title and at least one sentence Teacher Created Resources 47 #3974 Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing

4 50 Tongue Twisters Word Choice Read these tongue twisters What beginning letter sound do you hear the most in each one? Super silly Sally sells seashells at the sandy seashore Letter sound: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Letter sound: Tongue twisters are fun to hear and say They can be hard to say They can make you feel like your tongue is getting all twisted up! Write a sentence that is fun to hear and say You can write about something real or make something up Try to make as many words have the same beginning letter sound as you can Be ready to read your sentence out loud Is it fun to say? #3974 Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing 62 Teacher Created Resources

5 56 Raining Ice Cream Fluency Imaginary weather can be very strange! Pretend that it is raining ice cream! Is that good or bad? What might happen? Write a dialogue in which you and someone else talk about ice-cream rain : : : : : : Teacher Created Resources 69 #3974 Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing

6 61 To the Top! Fluency Mt Everest is the highest mountain in the world Hillary and Norgay were the first to climb to the top They reached the top on May 29, 1953 Read the sentences Then write the two sentences as one sentence Use the word and Example 1 It is very cold on Mt Everest 2 It is very dangerous on Mt Everest It is very cold and dangerous on Mt Everest 1 Hillary climbed Mt Everest 2 Norgay climbed Mt Everest 1 The air was thin 2 The air was hard to breathe 1 They used ropes 2 They used bottled oxygen #3974 Daily Warm-Ups: Nonfiction & Fiction Writing 74 Teacher Created Resources

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