This year I have noticed my students really need practice drawing.I found this Follow the Directions and Draw It All by Yourself book.
Each week I pick an animal from this book, then I find a book that will teach the students about that animal. Next, I use the book to help me draw animals. This model how to draw the animal. We then create a Story Map of details from the book.My students use this map during writing to help them recall the facts from the story.