Reflection: Student Communication Thinking Up a Storm! - Section 2: Independent Practice


This student was able to generate a few ideas on her own, but she added quite a few more during the Gallery Walk. This emphasizes the importance of allowing students to share ideas. Even when they’re writing their stories, they discuss it with their peers and incorporate the feedback. Thank goodness the days of sitting alone quietly at your own desk in a straight row are long gone. I will definitely continue to encourage the sharing of ideas.

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Thinking Up a Storm!

Unit 3: Writing Narratives
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT brainstorm a variety of topics to write about by writing them on an ideas chart.

Big Idea: "I don't know what to write about," is often heard in classrooms across the country. Students brainstorm ideas in various categories to get those creative juices flowing.

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