Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Writing Our Own Stories - Section 3: Independent Practice

 

I could tell my students were much more confident with writing their flow maps.  They had experience writing their stories for our Honeybee writing so they knew the process.  I increased the expectation with this lesson, making them write one more main idea and set of details then before and I also changed the map by putting some of the details first and the main idea last.  Even though this was knew to them, they were so motivated to write.  I had fewer hands go up saying "I'm confused."  I still walked around and help, however this was my time to step back and allow my students the opportunity to struggle with the content.  With young children, the more experience you give them, the better their work becomes.  It's just up to me to keep giving them high quality writing experiences that will help them to develop important writing skills.

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Writing Our Own Stories

Unit 4: Analyzing Author's Craft and Expository Writing on Crabs
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT to take their information from their Tree and Circle Maps and create their own pieces of expository writing on crabs.

Big Idea: Enough with the planning and analyzing. Let's write about crabs!

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