On Tuesday, I read Miss Nelson is Missing to the class. We discussed beginning, middle, and end. I also told them we were going to write a story, but not to worry because we wouldn't be writing it today. Big signs of relief. Each student made a bubble map of ideas to plan their story. Here's mine:
After they finished their plans, I called the kids back together on the carpet with their plans, and I told them that I had tricked them all. They had actually done all the hard work of writing. The hardest part of writing was coming up with ideas to write about, and they had come up with plenty of ideas. Tomorrow, they would write their stories and all the ideas were there waiting for them. Insert happy faces.
On Wednesday, the class wrote their stories. No tears, just writing. It was a beautiful thing!
It may be 95 degrees here in Texas, but I can crank up the a.c. and pretend fall has arrived. Here’s a fun fall freebie paper pack I just put in my store. But . . . I wanted to have something just for the sweet followers of this blog. Click here to download the cute burlap pumpkin and ribbon.
Working on a Halloween activity? I added Halloween Brights Paper Pack and Halloween Brights Frames and Banner to my store.