Adding Details

Writers SHOW not TELL through their words and illustrations in their stories.

Yesterday, we practiced a few examples with our words using this anchor chart:

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Then, students tried applying the skill to their own stories.  I conferred with students and provided them with ideas and tricks to take their good stories and make them better!  We called it, “Giving our stories a make-over!”

Today, we practiced adding details to our illustrations.  I gave every student a huge piece of sketch paper and gave them some tutorials on how to make their characters look like they’re moving and how to add details to the setting.  We made a bunch and had so much fun!  They all begged me to put a few on the website (so funny).  Tomorrow, students will take what they learned today and apply it to their own illustrations in their stories.

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