Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Teaching Tip #61

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #61
What is the one lesson or unit you could sell tickets for?
I have two that are worth charging.  Or at least that is going off students’ reactions.
First, my introduction to narrative writing.  I share two classic stories from my youth, the “Barney Incident,” and “The Wagon Incident.”
Students are rolling by the time I tell both of these narratives.  It’s effective because as I tell the narratives, I stop and highlight the narrative elements that I want to play up and focus on.  I also note what details of the story I will revise and edit out.

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