We continued peer revision, with everyone offering feedback to three more of our young authors. Six more muons need to share and gather feedback, maybe two more classes? Then we will spend some time writing new and improved 2nd drafts!
We recorded our completed first drafts on the front page of our writing folder, choose one draft to continue working on, and filled out Peer Response forms to ask for feedback from our peers. Then we did a sample whole
In addition to time for writing and time for sharing, we talked through the goal of completing 4-6 first drafts of various types of writing, and how, after the winter break, we will work on revising/editing/publishing, which includes some partner
Today our mini-lesson was about writing dialogue. We talked about some formatting stuff, like quotation marks and indenting when a new person speaks. We experimented with using words besides “said” & shared examples. Everyone continued working on their plans in
Today our mini-lesson was on including sensory details in our writing. Since it was Halloween, we wrote and shared spooky haunted house descriptions. The examples were so good & almost everyone shared! It was fun.
Our mini-lesson of the day was about writing introductions that both capture reader attention and clearly state a thesis. We talked about “starting in the action,” and the use of questions and quotes. We also discussed making a thesis statement
Last time in writing workshop, we created an outline for a persuasive topic, working together as a group. We discussed reasons and details to support our position, and considered counter-arguements and how we might respond. Students had some writing time
It was another exciting day in “Life Happens” class! This week we were able to complete 2 “years” of experience. Some of this weeks highlights: someone committed identity theft and has taken over the identity of another player, the same
Crayon class session 2. Students were asked to vote for which piece from the previous class they felt was most suitable to hang in a museum. Overwhelmingly they chose option 2, a drawing of a water tower. The main difference
We started the crayon drawing class. Students were asked to draw something, anything, with crayons. All the students did what was asked. Magdelena introduced her idea also, and asked the students to start collecting things for a portrait project that