By Genia Connell Grades 1—2, 3—5, 6—8 Just write about a small moment from your life. Include enough details, but not too many. And you better make it interesting. You have 30 minutes.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Welcome to My Lesson This series of lessons is part of a six week unit my school is implementing all about mythology and ancient Greece. I call this week our "Dynamic Duo" week, explaining to students we get the best of both worlds, fiction and informational text.
We learn real facts about ancient Greece, and read a fictional story that takes us back to the time of ancient Greece and the Olympics. I was a little nervous about completing two chapter books in one week of ELA time, but my students did a great job!
We are in the home stretch of our school year, and with solid routines in place, students utilized some of their literacy centers time to finish any work from our shared reading that we didn't get to in our regular reading class.
Narrative writing worksheets, narrative writing lesson ideas, writing prompts. First, next, then graphic organizers. First, next then, finally worksheets and printables. In creative writing, story graphic organizers help students in all phases of story writing and reading. Among the most popular are Story Maps, which come in various formats and support students’ understanding of character traits, plot structure, sequence of events, and themes. When writing a creative story, an organizer that helps plan out the beginning, middle, and end might be the best option. These usually lay out the title, characters, and setting and then spend the majority of space on boxes or lines for the main parts of the story to be filled in.
You'll notice some of our reading was done together as shared reading. This provided time for scaffolding, instruction, and guided practice. However, other chapters were read independently, allowing students to practice their skills.
The books are at the low-mid level of our Lexile band, which made me more comfortable having students complete more reading on their own. The Common Core Standards emphasize that students should be completing as much of the reading on their own as possible. I hope you find this series of lessons and resources helpful with your class as you learn about mythology and journey through ancient Greece!
Thank you to this website for providing great clip art my students love! Review of Yesterday's Reading 5 minutes Review: For today's review, I pop up a student sample with their permission, of course!
We go through the rubric at the back of our Dynamic Duo packets and decide it meets all of the highest criteria. This is a good practice to have students find things that are done well, as well as things that can use improvement. However, I only use student samples with permission, and when they meet all the criteria.
Student Sample Day Two. Similar to yesterday, I review the skills of main idea and supporting details, and summary writing with students.
Although today, I'm review both the informational and the fiction at the same time before we begin our working session. We read through our Dynamic Duo Anchor Chart. We also read through the rubric at the back of our Dynamic Duo packets.
I have the students share their written responses from yesterday in their table groups.
Students read and work on their written activities for day three in their packets. I walk around the room, monitoring student reading and writing, but not assisting as I'll be assessing their work today. If your students are new to these skills they'll need more instruction, modeling, and guided practice.
Dynamic Duo Anchor Chart with Examples.English Enhanced Scope and Sequence 2 7. Introduce a personal narrative graphic organizer. Explain that a graphic organizer is designed to help organize thoughts and information into logical order.
Pre-writing Graphic Organizer Instructions Choose the topic from the list below that most inspires your imagination, and plan your story. Reminder of Narrative Topics—Choose One • Banquo has been murdered; discussions and suspicions regarding his death can be heard throughout the castle.
Writing Lessons Writing Resources Writing Activities Teaching Narrative Writing Narrative Story Story Writing Ideas Fiction Writing Writing Skills Writing Prompts Forward Fiction Graphic Organizers that is a step by step to planning their narrative pieces.
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Students describe a character using a graphic organizer. 1. Provide each student with a copy of the text and a student sheet. 2. Students read or review the text. 3. Name the main characters in the story. (Each student selects a different character.) 4.
Write the name of the selected character on the student sheet. 5. Ready-to-Use Nonfiction Graphic Organizers with Before-During-After Activities includes 27 reading activities with at least one graphic organizer per activity that can be used to study a variety of nonfiction passages for students in grades 2.