Day 3: A Flurry of Activity
Day 3 was a mad dash to get the rest of the prewrite exercises out of the way so the kids could start their drafts the next day. Some of the kids had already jumped in to doing drafts, or started in the middle of filling out worksheets. Others were struggling to fill in worksheets. None of the kids filled in any of the worksheets all the way, but all the kids got some details to use in their stories.
5-10 minutes: Review of Day 2
I answered various questions, told the kids we STILL weren’t doing rough drafts yet, checked in about the other worksheets.
5-10 minutes: Talking about setting
I showed the overhead “Setting and the Five Senses” and we brainstormed some kinds of setting details for each sense. Then I showed the overhead “More About Setting.”
15 minutes: Setting worksheet
I handed out the “About the Setting” worksheet and kids started filling it out.
10 minutes: Ideas for starting stories
I showed the overhead “Some Ways to Start Stories”
10 minutes: group discussion
Kids broke up into groups and started talking about their story ideas
Next up: Diving right in!