We have been doing research on endangered animals in socials for the past couple of weeks. It’s been really interesting helping the students learn to research and take effective notes. Today we switched gears to write from our heads and hearts creatively. The prompt was, if you could be any animal in the world, which would you choose to be and why would you choose it? We discussed the writing trait “voice” and how that might be developed. It’s a tough trait to teach because it’s not a correction, like adding a period or comma as needed. It’s very individual. I encouraged the students to try to avoid writing another factual sounding piece about an animal. For this one I wanted to see imagination, figurative language (similes!) and maybe some humour if it fit. Click on comments below to see how they did!
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