Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Narrative Writing Workshop: Using Graphic Organizers to Help Elaborate on Ideas We Write - Section 3: Pre Stage of the Writing Process


It is not often that I can pull a small group to reinforce skills learned in my classroom. However, with writing presenting its own struggle(s) to students, I wanted to make myself available so I could support and motivate the writings about an event in my students' lives. Having the flexibility to pick a topic allowed students the chance to write about something that interested them. I have discovered that students will go on and on and on about something they LOVE to discuss with others.

I didn't have a set routine for how support would look for students who came to sit with me at the back table. With knowing my students, some where required to come back immediately so I could reinforce the expectations from the notes and outline. Others were allowed to write, build confidence in their ideas, and then come back to the table for reaffirmation. No matter what a student needed, my small group served as a way to help students along this writing process. Be sure to see the uploaded example of what eventually came to be through all of the narrative workshop lessons.

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Narrative Writing Workshop: Using Graphic Organizers to Help Elaborate on Ideas We Write

Unit 9: Narrative Writing Workshop
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT engage the reader by establishing a lead and thesis statement to support the unfolding of events in their stories.

Big Idea: No Need to Sit on My Knee: I Can Tell A Story in 1-2-3!

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