Literature and Writing to Celebrate Mother's Day

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on May 8, 2014 12:54:36 PM

Impress Mothers By Writing Memorable Cards and Letters

Mothers adore reading child created cards and letters. Having students write for an audience and creating writing assignments that our relative to their lives generates enthusiasm for writing.

Writing Assignments for Mother's Day That Integrate The Common Core State Standards

Below are some examples.

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, and state an opinion.

  • My mom is the best mom in the world because
  • My mother is wonderful because
  • My mom takes good care of me when
  • My mom ________________

Create an organizational structure that lists reasons. Provide reasons that support the opinion.

Have the students list the reasons that support the opinion. This list supports why mom is wonderful:

  • She takes care of me
  • She loves me
  • She reads me books
  • She cooks for me
  • She takes me to school
  • She takes good care of our home
  • She bakes my favorite __________

Use linking words and phrases. Use the words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons.

  • because
  • therefore
  • since
  • for example

Provide a concluding statement or section.

  • In conclusion
  • In summary
  • All in all
  • In the final analysis
  • To sum up
  • Finally

Recommended Reads That Help Children Learn About Mothers

Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about the value of mothers at www.biguniverse.com

A Mother's Promise thumb-3

by Lisa Humphrey (author), David Danioth (illustrator)
ISBN: 9780970190796

A lifetime of sharing between mother and child begins with A Mother’s Promise, the sacred vow a woman makes as she prepares to bring life into the world.

 

A Mother's Journey thumb-3

by Sandra Markle (author), Alan Marks (illustrator) (illustrator) © 2005
ISBN: 9781570916229 AR: /

Acclaimed nonfiction author Sandra Markle presents the daring story of a mother emperor penguin’s struggle to reach the sea, find food, avoid predators, and make her way back to her mate and their newborn chick before they starve. Alan Marks’ luminous illustrations highlight the harsh conditions and stunning landscapes of Antarctica.

Motherlove thumb-3

by Virginia Kroll (author), Lucia Washburn (illustrator) © 1998
ISBN: 9781584694458 AR: / /

The love of a mother is a truly remarkable thing – in both humans an animals. It gives and forgives, directs and protects, and puts the heart in a home. I rhyming verse, this book captures the many special qualities of motherlove.

I Look Like My Mother thumb-5

by Julie K. Lundgren (author) © 2013
ISBN: 9781618103628

This Book Discusses How The Genes And Traits Of A Parent Determine What Their Offspring Will Look Like. Be It Human Or Animal, This Book Goes Into Detail About This Fascinating Topic. Young Readers Will Love The Colorful Photos And Informative Text.

Connecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/

Mother's Day writing can be connected to the Common Core State Standards.

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.a
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.b
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.c
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1.d
Provide a concluding statement or section.

For more information about writing visit http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/introduction/

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