Fourth Grade Journey

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Picture Wednesday #13 (HUG)...


*Today I decided to use something with a powerful punch.

*As I've mentioned in previous posts, ,I try to vary the photographs I use on Wednesdays.

*This particular photo I knew would lead to lots of classroom conversation.

*As soon as I presented the picture, the writers started talking.  I tried to hold them off a bit and get them to write first and then do some discussing as a group.  

*Each Wednesday we write in our writer's notebooks about a particular image.

*They can record their thoughts, reactions, connections, likes/dislikes, reminders, noticings, or anything else they would like.  

*Some of the writers choose to write a fiction story based on the picture.

*We write between five and ten minutes and then do a quick share at the end.  

*The photos always lead to lots of conversation and the sharing of ideas.  I try to get them to write first and then we can share what we wrote and what we were thinking.

*The writers are really enjoying writing about these photographs. 

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