I started to add commas in my writing in order to for my writing to make sense. I had sticky notes to write my own feedback about my essay. I had my classmates to ask me what I needed to improve on for the essay to be great. I learned how to revise all my paper because of my classmates and when I took my notes. I learned how to use for note taking skills for all of my…. Again, for those unable to write their statements, I provide them the opportunity to illustrate their feelings of the story as their ending statement.
Our new Mentor Text series spotlights writing from The Times that students can learn from and emulate. We are starting with this genre to help support students participating in our Personal Narrative Essay Contest. Much of that advice applies to our contest as well.
Love it! I keep a folder with pictures that I can use for lots of purposes. This is a wonderful idea.