Today, we learned how to rehearse or plan our possible topic for an informational piece. This helped us decide if we have enough information or knew enough facts to teach our audience and turn it into a whole book. A fact is something you know to be true because you have seen, heard, or read about it. We first think of a possible topic. Then, we rehearse to see if we know enough facts about the topic. We should know at least five facts - things we know are true because we have seen, heard, or read them - in order to write a book about the topic. Writers write, write, write about topics they know five or more facts they could teach. If you don’t know five facts to teach your audience about a topic, then you have to choose a new topic in which you are an expert. Now go ahead and look at your idea chart. Choose one topic. Tap the button. Tap your name. Tap the :camera: button. Tap to record yourself using your fingers to tell five things your could teach your audience.
MAISA Writing Workshop Unit 6: Information Books Session 3