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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our First Big Idea Writing

So one of the concepts of Depth and Complexity that we introduce is Big Idea. That's a tough one for my young kiddos because they really don't think in big ideas yet. I can read a story and say "what is the author trying to teach us?" and I just hear crickets. They just think in details right now.

I read them (or actually played them the story: http://www.storylineonline.net/ ) :


Which is about a little boy talking to older people about what memories are. Now I think "memory" is a pretty big idea! And the characters define it in many different ways.

Here's how my kiddos defined it:

















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3 comments :

  1. Looks like your students did a great job! I love those online stories!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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  2. You sure get those little ones thinking and writing.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. This is a fabulous book ~ I bought it years ago. Thanks for the reminder .... sometimes I forgot which ones I have:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Designs

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