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Members of the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Technology Team created and demonstrated eight brand new picture book lessons to the first teachers who signed up; they then gave away copies of each of the picture books so that class participants could teach any of the lessons back in their classrooms without needing to purchase the mentor text.
At the inservice's end, each of the participants brought in a different picture book to share, and each wrote a brief proposal for a 6-trait lesson inspired by their books. The best of those proposals became the lessons you can still find on this page.
Instead of giving away picture books since the grant was exhaustedwe gave to all class participants a copy of the NNWP's awesome print resource-- The Going Deep with 6 Trait Language Guide pictured at right. For those five years, our picture book inservice remained highly popular, and each year we tried to add up to four new lessons here from the most recent class's participants.
Here are some of our favorite comments from the course's evaluation. Thank you for making me re-examine the way I talk about picture books with my students! The lessons and books they shared were awesome, and I will be using their ideas in my classroom.
Thanks for a wonderful experience! You proved to me that picture books can be the inspiration for great high school mini lessons on writing.
Please enjoy and adapt! If you notice we're missing a student sample of a certain grade level, we want to hear from you. Each lesson features a link where you can freely post up to three samples from your classroom.
Other teachers who use the lesson in the future will be able to access your students' posted samples and use them as models when they teach the lesson too. We have come to believe in the importance of incorporating a great mentor text into a writing lesson.
A mentor text is a published piece of writing whose idea, whose structure, or whose written craft can be analyzed andd discussed as a means of inspiring students' own writing.
During our teacher workshops, we helped our participants understand these three purposes of a mentor text. Here is a link to a Powerpoint slideshow used by one of our trainers, Corbett Harrison ; it explains the three categories of mentor texts we ask our teachers to think about.
As you explore the lessons posted on this page--alone or with colleagues--here are two discussion questions to help you think about these lessons' design: What's an additional mentor text that you might incorporate into the already-written lesson that would add another opportunity for students to think about ideas, structures, or writing skills?Apache/ (Red Hat) Server at initiativeblog.com Port Picture Prompts “and write whatever story comes to mind.” at the bottom of each page, encourage students to write on another sheet of paper.
Many teachers say these mini-prompts work well as homework or small group work. 4. Model, model, model! While students are writing, respond to the prompt on your own. We started this as an annual contest back in Students and their teachers were challenged to capture digital images (candid or posed) that would encourage another student to write a poem or story about the picture.
Write out your life timeline. Start writing your autobiography by conducting research on your own life. Creating a timeline of your life is a good way to make sure you include all the most important dates and events, and it gives you a structure to build upon.
Pictures and photographs implicitly convey a narrative—and that makes them ideal writing prompts for generating new short story ideas. You can use a picture as a writing prompt in a solo exercise or with a class or writing group. As vivid as a moment seems at the time, childhood memories fade.
These prompts will help jog them. Can you recall details that made the moment important?