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We started the day by finishing our critiques of our previous paragraphs.
(We started with what they could improve and ended with the good-I try to make sure we leave on a good note!)
Then, I put up the last picture and had them write a descriptive paragraph from it-using all the steps we had talked about.
While they were writing, I passed back their previous work so they had all four paragraphs.
Then, we split into critiquing pairs.
We talked about how to give a good critique (1 improvement=1 good thing), and I passed out a smiley rubric for them to use to help guide their critiques.
I also had their critiquing partners (which I chose by picking sticks) make some recommendations on how they could improve their writing.
Then I had the students pick their favorite paragraph and really work on that one-because we are be going to the computer lab to type it!
They've done a very nice job with this-I'm pleased with their progress! Next, we'll be working on creating a short story from a picture-using it to inspire us!
Smiles and Sunshine,