This week has been a WONDERFUL week of writing in P2. My students are engaged and excited and it is rubbing off on me. I love seeing the students feeling good about their writing. So many wanted to share their first paragraphs today.
We watched the DREAM CATCHER from the fantasy shed in https://www.literacyshed.com/. This is such an amazing resource!
After watching the video I told the students that they were going to write a story about the dream catcher coming in to their bedroom, to give them a dream. However, he trips on something in their room and the egg falls on their favourite book or game. They have to tell me the story so that it forms a picture in the mind of their reader. We are going to break down the writing process into small chunks.
Day 1. The brainstorm/Mind map. Some students also drew their scene or made a cartoon strip of their story too.
Day 2. Paragraph 1 - Setting the scene. Most students did this really well. A few wrote the whole story in their first paragraph so I spent time with them to fluff out their setting.
I am modelling the writing process by writing my own story on the board with the students.
My favourite part of this week was when one of my students (who really struggles with writing and finding ideas) said "Mrs Hay! I have the most exciting idea for my story!"