Reflection: Perseverance People, Places, and Things: Ways of Brainstorming Ideas for Writing - Section 5: Share


Often times, when we are practicing brainstorming for the first time, students have difficulty think about a lot of ideas. I don't spend a lot of time for each strategy because I don't want to overwhelm students. However, I do try to encourage them to think of at least one person and a few ideas per person, place and thing to give them something to use as a resource later on when they are brainstorming for a different writing piece. Sometimes will want to write about more than one person, place, or thing. I tell them they can but also encourage them to write more than two or three events for one person, place, or thing.

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People, Places, and Things: Ways of Brainstorming Ideas for Writing

Unit 14: Developing Writing
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT brainstorm a list of ideas for writing a personal narrative using memories shared with people, places, or things in their life.

Big Idea: Students learn ways to collect ideas for writing personal narratives.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, brainstorming, Writing Process, Fourth Grade, narrative, peer review, Writing Assessment
  55 minutes
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