3rd grade readers at Holy Cross School in KC read the story “Moosling the Babysitter”. The book is about moosling and why all the animals love him so much. Students and teacher participated in a think-aloud about the book and what they will be writing about.

We discussed how Moosling loved to watch the animals. Also, we discussed whathappened when he watched the skunks. After the think-aloud, we used interactive writing about the story. Each Student took turns writing a sentence at a time.

After all students wrote a sentence on the board, they wrote those sentences on provided paper. They illustrated what was written about.