This quarter, 6th graders have been working really hard on “Narrative” Writing. We have worked on different approaches of having our “voice” come out in our writing. We have been the main character and added other characters into our story. 6th graders enjoyed writing their point of view and being the narrator.
Our unit was summed up with a very creative piece of writing! We took our spin on the famous story, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” where food magically falls from the sky and serves the townspeople breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We re-read the story and brainstormed our own ideas. Students had to think of different words besides always using “raining.” We came up with a ton of ideas: hailed, tsunami, sprinkled, drizzled, snowed, blizzard, winds at different mph, wind fronts, downpour, hurricane, and much much more.
Students made up their own town name and told their side of the story of what would be served for the three meals. They did an awesome job with descriptive writing and using awesome adjectives to describe their food. It was not just any eggs floating down from the sky for breakfast! More like, “light fluffy scrambled eggs sprinkled with cheese on top, floated down from the sky.”
6th grade scholars had to use the “7 traits of writing” which consists of: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. They followed a rubric to help them keep track when writing. They also had to follow the writing steps process: rough draft, revise, edit (self, peer, and group) final draft, publish, present! Phew, lots of work huh?! The students throughly enjoyed it and wrote amazing stories
Below is some collage pictures from “Presentation Day“ There is a collage for each hour! Watch out when leaving your house today…..you just never know what may fall from the sky These writers are pretty believable hehe
Happy FALL BREAK everyone!!