Then we discuss our class paper that we are writing together. We decided that the person narrating, would be the class, but since we are writing in a one person point of view, we are saying, "Me." Telling the reason for using the characters, setting, and plot gives the students a deeper understanding on how the story is being developed.
For the setting, use the mentor text, Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams. I choose a student(s) to draw the setting on large paper on the board and we chime into things to add. Together, we write a vivid description. Last, they get together with their partners to create their own introductions.
Once finished with these lessons, pull out the whole group graphic organizer and create the introduction together. (See below for example) Then students do the same for their own story. If there is time, it is always good to have them share introductions with another peer or peer group. This assures that you are on track.
I hope you are confident in writing a superb introduction! The next lesson #17 will be on the BODY of the paper! Stay tuned!
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