Reflection: Student Ownership Mentor Text: Onomatopoeia - Section 2: Developing Writing Skills


At first, students were slow to start their comic strip project.  In hindsight, I would clarify this lesson further, I would have given more comic strip examples with narration for my students. The more examples I provide, the less writer's block the students would have.  I might even break the lesson into two days, with the first day focused on brainstorming topics to write stories about that would be well-suited to using onomatopoeia.

Despite the slow start, students shared their writing samples, and I was impressed by their creative efforts.

  Student Ownership: Creative Comics
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Mentor Text: Onomatopoeia

Unit 12: Mentor Texts
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT develop descriptive writing skills through the use of vivid sensory details.

Big Idea: How do students use mentor text to develop writing skills? Today, we focus on onomatopoeia in Donald Crews' Shortcut.

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English / Language Arts, onomatopoeia, Writing, Writing Process, mentor text, literary device, writing conventions
  60 minutes
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