Literacy Target students
Write more than 5 sentences independently.
Use full stops, capital letters correctly without reminders.
Use speech marks and paragraphs correctly with limited support.
Remember to elaborate and give detail without T reminder.
To I asked my students (the whole class) to complete this Padlet, asking them what they wanted/needed to learn about for narrative writing.
Along with these ideas from the students, I got them to write a sample narrative for me.
The purpose of this was to see what they can do/what they remember.
Key areas to work on for the whole class
- making the writing 'flow' - linking between and within paragraphs
- implementing different language features (powerful words/adjectives/metaphors/similes) seamlessly into the writing rather than sticking them in as an afterthought (and making sure they make sense and are appropriate to the context of the story)
- checking work after writing it to check it makes sense
- showing, not telling
- Write an entire piece of writing (5 paragraphs, at least 3-4 sentences in body paragraphs)
- Use some language features in their writing
- Use full stops and capital letters correctly without being reminded.
- Use speech marks correctly for character dialogue
- Buddy check or self-check their work before giving it to teacher or putting on their blog
This week I tried to encourage the students to write faster, as they can take an hour to write a one page story. I gave them 30 minutes between morning tea and swimming to write a story about a given prompt.
Most of the stories I got back were incomplete.
On Wednesday, I gave the students as much time as they wanted to complete one really good narrative sample and I told them I would mark them as well.
Here are the target groups samples (apart from Stanley, who was away again).