This week in Writing Workshop the students began working on making revisions to their personal narratives. This is no easy task! Our first focus of the revision process was using a strategy called "Explode a Moment." Students used their knowledge of the narrative story arc to find the climax of their piece and stretch out that moment in a way that helps the reader create a better mental movie in their minds. We watched a clip from writing expert, Barry Lane, to help us with this process.
Students will continue to work on applying different revision strategies throughout next week. They will also meet in peer writing groups to provide feedback on each other's work. We are looking forward to sharing our pieces with you at our Writing Celebration at the end of the month.