Our current Writing Trait focus is Sentence Fluency. After we wrote about a special time we had with somebody, we read and examined the sentences in Jane Yolen's book, Owl Moon, in which she describes a special time between a young girl and her father. Yolen uses different words to start her sentences and varies the length of them as well. We then went back to our own writing and collected data on our sentences. In connection with our inquiry into Data Handling we used an online graphing tool to represent our data of the first word in each of our sentences. After revising and editing our sentences, we published a final version. Please read about our special times in the 'Student Writing' page.