Just as I pieced this CRAZY NINE PATCH quilt together with different blocks, we are piecing together our nonfiction picture book manuscript following the plot structure of our mentor text, DIRTY RATS?
Today we’re talking about the second half of our middle. In DIRTY RATS? the second half of the middle includes 3 examples of how rats are helpful. This section, unlike the first half of the middle that provided specific examples of different kinds of rats, includes GENERAL INFORMATION about rats.
So in our second half of the middle, let’s include 3 examples of general information about our topic that helps guide young readers to learn the actual answer to the question we asked in the very beginning.