Grade 2 students are currently learning about procedural writing. Today students got the opportunity to teach others how to do a magic trick – The Jumping Paper Clip.
Students used the online resource WikiHow to find examples of “How to…” or procedural tasks. We found the article “How to Connect Two Paper Clips without Touching Them” and felt that this would be a good example to use for our magic trick lesson.
Students followed the directions and completed the task. We reviewed each step and helped each other to make sure everyone was able to successfully complete the magic trick. Mr. McKillip took pictures and made the Jumping Paper Clip outline for students to follow.
As a whole class, students worked together to fill out the Jumping Paper Clip outline. Students then wrote their own steps in order to teach others how to do the Jumping Paper Clip trick. Here is what we wrote:
Grade 2 students visited other teachers and classrooms, reading their step-by-step procedures, teaching others how to successfully perform the Jumping Paper Clip.
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