One of the best things about Google Classroom is the ease of integrating multiple links to keep your kids organized. It takes time to set it up, but once you’ve planned out your lesson, it’s just a matter of letting it loose to your students.
The Writing Fix is a great site to to integrate, and [THIS LINK] leads to the mentor texts for grades 3 and up. The lesson I chose features the book, Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey. Kids love this book since it’s so funny, and the prompt focuses on silly animal problems. I chose the Silly Animal Problem prompt for my students, and they are very excited.
Dav Pilkey really is hilarious, and I knew my fifth grade group would get a kick out of the book and be instantly hooked on the project. The first thing I did was upload this video from Youtube for my student to read/listen to after they got my morning announcement on Classroom. I had them comment on the book after reading.
Integrating The Writing Fix
Here’s a sample story from a fifth grade student that can be used as an anchor paper. The Writing Fix includes sample papers that you can use with your students to help them understand what is expected with a grading rubric.