Students are guided through an introductory activity, a large-group lesson which is modeledand an independent or small-group activity; they also have the opportunity to discuss with their peers what they find.
Monday August 24, at 4: I did heart maps last week to get my kids started. Thanks for these new ideas for jumpstarting writing workshop. Maybe I should try again. Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski on Monday August 24, at 7: Let me know how your students like the maps!
It took me a while to get the hang of Thinglink. I learned the basics though and see that it could have a lot of exciting possibilities. If you try it with Kidblog, let me know!
I also have a Kidblog account for my class and would be interested in seeing if that is a possibility. It was easy to embed a Thinglink into my class weebly site and I eventually figured out how to embed it here in WordPress. Thanks for your comments!
For the reluctant writer in the beginning of the year, it gives them a little piece of crafted word art to be proud of and realize that they need not be reluctant—but learn to be more practiced in the craft.
I completely agree Gael! All the Places to Love is such a beautiful book. Monday August 24, at I was fortunate to be in your workshop this summer and actually create a territory map, shown above.
I am proposing a workshop for teachers in which I plan to try the use of territory maps to identify sources of joy and tension in workplaces. So the idea lives on! One suggestion…I think it might be motivating for the kids to see a territorial map or two before you begin the process of showing them how to use the graphic organizers, etc.
I know that it was the creativity of the image that motivated me when you first presented the idea. Thanks for sharing your process with us! Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski on Monday August 24, at 3: Barbara, I love the workshop idea! Thanks so much for letting me use your name and image in this post.
I agree that showing kids territory maps will help them really understand. After they have some time to brainstorm a favorite place, I will show them My Map Book and then explain how their favorite place can become a map to hold all their listed territories.
I can show them how I took my list and made it into my library map. It would be great if some more teachers make maps as models and share them!
I could have more pictures to show the students. Is the idea of turning the graphic organizer you created into a map basically to illustrate the list creatively?
The location of the map, in turn, does not become something they write about necessarily? I could also write about the library too! Same thing for my map of the pencils, which is ideas for blog posts here at Two Writing Teachers. I think the map itself could be a source of ideas for writing but the parts you put in the map most certainly would inspire topics to write about.
I hope that makes sense! Kathleen, I rememberhearing about territory maps from Carl Anderson. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
As I begin with fifth graders tomorrow!
I am always looking for ways to help kids do the work of real writers. Good luck on your first day Julie! If you try the writing territory map, let us know how it goes! Lisa on Monday August 24, at 7:What is Narrative Therapy?
A Definition. Narrative therapy is a form of therapy that aims to separate the individual from the problem, allowing the individual to externalize their issues rather than internalize them. It relies on the individual’s own skills and sense of purpose to guide them through difficult times (“Narrative Therapy”, ).
In this lesson you will learn to plan a story with a beginning, middle, and end by using a story map. Writing narratives in response to "The Star" Plan a narrative using a story map.
Instructional video. Plan a narrative using a story map. The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development.
The American road narrative, a personal story told through physical movement, is derived from a long line of written journey pieces from all around the world, which simply started as flat retellings of voyages.
At the start of class, students give and receive critical feedback on the story maps that they began during Lesson 4. At the end of class, students discuss each other’s plans for using narrative techniques. The feedback shared during these peer critiques leads students into their homework, which is to finalize the plans for their narratives.
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.