October 12, 2013

A Peek into Writer's Workshop This Week

Here's what we've been working on.

This week we focused on Narrative Writing.  I always begin the year with direct instruction and then let the kids choose from their Heart Map.

I read Owen and we brainstormed a list of special objects.  I modeled writing by sharing my special teddy bear my mom bought me when I was little.  We've been working on writing an opening, middle, and wrap up sentence.

Here are a few examples.

I also have the kids write one opinion piece a week to review this form of writing.  I read Fall Leaves Fall.  We listed the seasons and brainstormed reasons we might like each one.  Students picked one season, stated why they liked it, and wrote a wrap up sentence.

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