|To brainstorm facts to add to our Alphabox, Mrs. Parnell challenged us to "Turn and Talk" . We turn to a neighbor and discuss our ideas before sharing them with the class.|
|We also used some of the books we had read. Flipping through the pages we looked for some of the facts we had heard read to us earlier.|
As part of our writing program we created an Alphabox of facts about magnets. These facts, listed alphabetically, were used as prompts to help us brainstorm our thoughts before we wrote in our journals. Students were challenged to write two sentences telling us what they knew about magnets.