After reading “All About the Sonoran Desert,” Ms. McLeod’s 2nd graders wrote animal reports. The students picked an animal or two to research. The students were taught about plagarism, so they were taught how to restate the facts they read about. They were very excited about the project!

After the students completed their first draft, they were asked to edit their reports. they reviewed punctuation and capitalization. Next, they read their report to the teacher for help editing spelling and grammar. Once their final draft was completed, the colored a picture to go with their stories. Once finished, students practiced reading their partner the report before reading it to the class. The students did a great job on their writing pieces.