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Learning how to communicate effectively is one of the major goals of elementary school! Adding a little fun to that goal doesn’t hurt, though! Students of all ages benefit from learning to write in sequence, give directions, and clearly communicate steps in a problem. It is the basis of all types of writing and communicating. Students in elementary school are learning these valuable skills and honing them as they move through the elementary grades! If you’re looking for a fun, engaging, and eye-catching bulletin board and writing task, you must check out the How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth activity! 

This project connects to the popular book, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson, so the reading-to-writing connection is built in too! How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Bulletin Board kit is perfect for the end of the year, back to school, or your How-To-Writing! This one is a lot of fun, and your teacher neighbors will be ogling the exciting bulletin boards too! Grab your kit here.

The Details!

Literally, this kit is a perfect addition to any writing unit! Make sure to get yourself a copy of the book, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, by Michelle Robinson; the rest is very little prep! The excitement the kids will have after reading the book and working to complete their own how-to writing will be brilliant! 

Different writing templates are included, so grades K to 4th would be perfect for this one! There is even a nonfiction writing sheet for a challenge or as part of a unit about prehistoric animals! History is fascinating, and learning about creatures from the ice ages and extinction are all engaging for students. Also included are action photos for your reference and all the craft templates to copy! There are templates for various heads, teeth, legs, and the tail. There are step-by-step directions to print the banners and posters for the bulletin board display. As well as graphics for the bulletin board! This bulletin board is easy and low prep. It includes all the lettering, the tub, the mammoth, and accessories!

The Why!

As young students, learning the basics of writing to communicate effectively is necessary. Understanding transition words, sequencing, effective word choices, and building cohesion are all the building blocks of future writing. Improving writing also improves reading comprehension. Plus, learning how to communicate through writing will set students up for success in the future. Besides all of that, learning to write helps students focus, keeps them motivated, and helps to build critical thinkers. It can also add to students’ voices, which is important in developing thinkers and effective communicators. Beyond all this, kids will be excited to bring their projects home after admiring their work on the bulletin board for all to see!

Mentor Texts

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson is the perfect mentor text to help guide this unit. Mentor texts are helpful in student understanding of expectations for writing. Mentor texts give a model of the genre, writing conventions, and course motivation. Besides, the students will work on comprehension, critical thinking, and making connections, and then eagerly want to share their writing! This is the perfect addition to your writing units during the school year, in the beginning, or even to end the year strong!

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Kit has all the parts you need for a cohesive unit for how-to writing. Not only will you have the mentor text, but also writing templates for all ages and skill levels, an additional non-fiction piece, the super fun craft, and a bulletin board for all to admire, and you will be instilling confidence and building little writers. You really can’t go wrong with this one! Find your copy here today and don’t forget to share your pictures of your bulletin boards when they are completed!

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