In order to help us get all those pieces together, we look at our hamburger poster :) On the top is says "How to Write a Paragraph" but it can be used for many kinds of writing genres. When we think about a delicious hamburger it usually has more to it than just 2 buns and a patty. Instead, we want it to have many yummy toppings like onions, lettuce, ketchup, bacon, tomato, avocado, etc. The more ingredients the better! The same with our writing: The more details, the more adjectives, the more interesting word choices we make, the better our writing will be!
As you are talking with you child about their day, remembering a fun family vacation, a trip to the park, or any event in their lives, have them practice retelling the story to you in an order that makes sense, with juicy details, transition words and a conclusion!
Thank you for all you do with your child at home :)