Writing the Children’s Book: Day Two

Following a brief mini-instructional activity on using dialogue in fiction, young writers continue day two of their writing workshop. They work on the second half of their Children's Book Storyboards, and then they turn and talk with partners to reflect on their writing process. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show a short video on punctuating dialogue 
  • Have students practice adding dialogue to descriptive paragraphs
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson seven of 12 from the Grade 7 ELA Module 3, Unit 3 series
  • Mini-lesson requires a document camera or another method of projection
Pros
  • Includes helpful teaching notes
  • Incorporates differentiated instruction 
Cons
  • None