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I work on this constantly, telling students they have to know where the story is going before they begin to write, because that will help with crafting. Still, there are always two or three who start writing with absolutely no idea about direction. I always ban the "And then I woke up..." endings and, for the first part of the year, they are not allowed cliffhangers either. Any helpful ideas, please?
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  • meep I know for my Kinders, having them draw what they want to see happen helps them to plan. We progress into the beginning, middle, and end story development as ready. With older students, maybe drawing a small picture and adding a sentence or two o...See More
    Jun 23, 2011
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  • meep(oops) nfm On 6/23/11, meep wrote: > I know for my Kinders, having them draw what they want to see > happen helps them to plan. We progress into the beginning, > middle, and end story development as ready. With older > students, maybe drawing a ...See More
    Jun 23, 2011
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  • Diane Owens Creating trouble or a problem for the story is the easy part - finding a way out of the trouble is a lot harder (unless you just wake up, LOL) Try having them work in small groups to brainstorm different ways out of the trouble in each other's...See More
    Jun 27, 2011
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  • I don't On 6/21/11, Novel wrote: > I work on this constantly, telling students they have to > know where the story is going before they begin to write, > because that will help with crafting. Still, there are > always two or three who start w...See More
    Aug 30, 2011
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  • Lila On 8/30/11, I don't wrote: > On 6/21/11, Novel wrote: >> In Grade 4-6 students cam and do like to write whatever comes into their minds. Never taking the pencil off the paper, just keeping the writing flowing. Even if it changes t...See More
    Nov 1, 2011
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