WMS Publishing Party
For the last month the classes participated in mini lessons which included reading many student and teacher exemplars to model their narratives.
Students learned about elements of a narrative: leads, conclusions, figurative language, sensory imagery, and dialogue. Then they listed things in their lives that could make good topics including small moments, first times, last times. Next was plotting a few different stories using graphic organizers, story maps, and finding their voice.
Then it was time to write! There was no word count, just writing! Story topics included finding a lost cat, first time roller on a coaster, a birthday surprise, the first time fishing, winning a scholarship, and getting a puppy.
The party gathered classes together to celebrate their masterpieces! They read each other’s stories and left compliments on topics and techniques.
Next up, a class novel: "Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhhà Lai. We can’t wait to hear all about it!