We are working on our TAS (Targeted Academic Support) groups at school. (I would explain it more clearly if I understood it better myself) and I have the group of first graders that has difficulty coming up with ideas for writing. We have talked about how writers write about what is important to them, write about what they see and then we did this fun writing! (Sorry for the lower quality pics...only had my phone!)
In order to demonstrate that writers use their senses to write stories. I pulled the mystery flavors out of a package of Dum Dum suckers and gave one to each of my 12 authors. We worked on our writing webs and wrote about the following:
- what our lollipops looked like with the wrappers on
- what they looked like with their wrappers off
- what they smelled like
- what they tasted like
- what they thought about them
I drew the web on the smartboard to help them remember what to write about.
This is our first sentence!
Joey's didn't last long.
Filling in the web.
It was a ton of fun and the kids did some great writing!