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Lesson Plan: Snowflakes | Writing (Gr K)


Subject:  Writing

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To write an informational piece about what a snowflake is

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.K.2- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.




  • How do you share new information that you learn?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • You can tell someone about something that you learned, you can draw a picture and show someone, you can show someone the picture or book that you learned from or you can write about what you have learned.
  • Many times we want to tell someone about something that we have learned because we are excited about it or it is very interesting.
  • When you are talking or writing about what you have learned, it is always important to start by explaining what you are going to be telling the person about.  This is called the topic.
  • After that, you should give some details about what you have learned.  When you are speaking with someone, they ask questions that you can answer with details.  When you are writing, you should try to think about details that someone might want to know.
  • For example, if I am writing about my favorite place to be, I would write, “I love going to the beach.  I love the way the waves sound and the smell of the ocean.  I also love sitting on the sand and playing with it.”
  • Today, you are going to be writing about what a snowflake is.  You should think about how you can explain how a snowflake is formed to someone who doesn’t know. 
  • What do you think you could write?
  • I might write, “A snowflake is made when dust and water freeze together.  More water drops freeze on it.  The snowflake falls down to the ground.”
  • Does anyone have any questions about what to do?




  • Who would like to share what you wrote?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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