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Reading and Writing Rocks Yellow / Lesson 5: Prewriting

Making Words
What will we be learning today?

  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about graphic organizers.

  • The vocabulary word is interview, resources

Can you think of ways you organize your thoughts before you begin to write?

  • We will begin today's lesson, by learning some ways to get organized.

One of the ways to do prewriting is to take notes on something.

  • Think about a subject, let's try sports.
  • What are some ways that you can find out more about a sport?


Do you know someone that is a player in your favorite sport? One of the ways to get writing ideas about a subject is to interview a person that knows a lot about it.

An interview is a formal conversation between two people. Have you ever seen reporters interview someone special?



Another way to gather information to write about is to useresources
Resources are tools that help you find things out. Some of them are dictionaries, encyclopedias, books and the internet.
When reading resources, it is important for you to take notes!



  • Your job today is going to be to find out some information about sports. You will read the information and take notes about what you have learned.

  • In the next lesson you are going to be doing the next step in prewriting.

  • Are you ready to get to work?



Visit the websites and pick your favorite sport.
Find five important facts about the sport.