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Friday, December 2, 2011

Writing Strategy: Use a Strong Emotion

This week students learned a strategy for writing from the Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop. We began by brainstorming strong feelings or emotions. I was impressed with examples like traumatized, mortified, disrespected, successful, agitated, adventurous, betrayed... We talked about how everyone has experienced these feelings, and that the memory of these events is strong. This makes for a great narrative! Students came up with an event they would like to share, and have done a fantastic job. I look forward to sharing their finished products!!

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