|Good writers tell the reader how they are feeling!|
I started a new author study on Nancy Carlson. Her books make great lessons for teaching writing and reading comprehension. Her stories are loaded with voice and themes that young children can relate to. I read to the class Henry's Show and Tell.
For the first lesson in this book we talked about what we notice, she does in this book to make it a good book. A little boy quickly said she writes feeling words and feelings pictures. You can see below some of the steps we took with this mini-lesson and some examples of student work.
|The group knew why this was strong writing. |
I think the most important part of this lesson was to say that today at writing try to put your feelings in your story because that's what good/strong writers do.
|When I was a baby, I was a happy baby.|
|T: Why do you think you were a happy baby? You need to go home and ask your mom what did I do when I was a baby? Did you smile a lot? Did you make funny sounds?|