Fourth Grade Journey

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Picture Wednesday #34 (Sun Basketball)

 "Sun Basketball"

*Many of my fourth graders are really into basketball right now.

*I've even had to bring some basketballs from home so there are more to share.

*While searching basketballs online, I came across these pictures and thought they were amazing.

*Normally I just pick one image for them to write about, but I couldn't narrow them down.  So this week they are writing about all three pictures.  

*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 and talking about these photographs.

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