He wants spring to come, too!!!!
This month during writers workshop, we will be focusing on writing realistic fiction. With the strategies that the first graders have learned throughout the year in writing, they are prepared to take a fiction small moment and expand on it by adding a setting, characters and a plot. We are very excited to embark on this unit. Some of the mini-lesson that will be taught are: Descriptive writing, inventing characters in a small moment, creating exciting endings, using ellipses, getting serious about spelling, sharing details about your story through setting, characters and plot, making characters speak by using speech bubbles, using your own experience to make your fiction story real, stretching out a chapter from beginning to end, and of course, editing! Of course, we most likely will extend this unit a bit into next month if we have to. I am looking forward to hearing the students' creative fiction stories in the coming month!!