The class really loves to share their personal narratives and have done a great job pulling from the books we have read to get ideas of what they can write about! So far we have talked about the different parts of a story, the beginning, middle and end and how important they are and about how to write more than a sentence by using "first, next, then, last" as a prompt.
Next week we are going to capture small moments. I am going to teach them to reach out and grab a small moment while I'm reading. When I'm reading, if get an idea about a small moment they can write about, they will pretend to grab it out of the air and capture it. They will hold on to that idea and go write about it. I will have some kids share out before, during and after reading. When they share out we will help prompt them how to tell their story by asking what happened first? Then? Next? Last. They will be able to go back to their seat with the idea and a basic outline of what they want to say! We have some great books to help us with this:
Do Like Kyla
I Love My Hair
When the Relatives Came
Big Sister, Little Sister
Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Julius, Baby of the World