Gathering materials:family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and the book they want to write about.
Reading and Writing Connection:Today’s creative writing prompt is a mysterious “secret” door paragraph. Share: The slide above. Each of the visual tools will provide discussion topics for new learning and/or review for writing skills. Discuss: What they know about writing a paragraph (review the visual charts).
Writing Hook: Read: the prompt from the slide? Discuss: “What would you write about?”; “How will you begin writing your paragraph?”; “What might you need before you get started?” *Remind your older members to use a visual organizer (story map, Venn diagram, T-Chart, etc.) before they begin drafting their paragraph.
Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s “Secret Door” mystery paragraph.
Encourage: the younger members to draw their pictures (using the slide below to set up their journal page) while you are helping the older ones with their writing.
Drafting responses: Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
Finally: Discuss: Let each family member share their “Secret Door“ creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.
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