Writers need a purpose. A foundation. Yet sometimes we rush kids through the planning and rehearsal phase of writing. What are some ways to support kids in heading into writing grounded in purpose? Read on to learn a few strategies…
As in all aspects of writing workshop, students should have choice in their planning process.
I filled in the last three boxes of my story mountain during today’s W.W. I just added my character’s feelings/thinking in blue to the mountain when I got home. Then … Continue Reading Messy Mountain
I started a story mountain for my W.W. minilesson demo today. I started with the climax of the story: Then, I started working my way backwards: I’m hoping this will … Continue Reading Working My Way Backwards