I've started to look forward to Wednesdays (besides being the halfway mark of the week), so see all the wonderful ideas from Jivey's Workshop Wednesday linkys.
Today's topic is our favorite writing mini-lesson. Well, my favorite things to teach in writing is....
I love how creative the kids can be-and although it's important that they have all those lessons on mechanics and how to write certain pieces-I love teaching them the freedom of poetry.
One of my favorite lessons this year was teaching them how to write haikus.
I downloaded some lessons from the SMART Exchange to get started. I emphasized that haikus were usually about nature, and that they have a very specific 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable structure.
Then, we brainstorm ideas/words that would help us write our own haikus (We did this when winter was hanging on-so we brainstormed Spring words in hopes that it would be here soon!)
They were then sent off to write their own! I told them that they didn't have to use the words on the board, that was just to get them started.
They wrote on about spring (my requirement) and then I had them write another about anything they wanted.
Here are my favorites on Spring:
|Ignore the desk disaster :)|
What's your favorite writing topic to teach?
Smiles and Sunshine,