When Brayden was in kindergarten he was a Star Wars savant! (seriously, he knew it all!) And he loved to write about Star Wars EVERY time we wrote. Which was fine with me also has he had different things to say. And he always did. So I demonstrated one of Brayden's papers. I drew Luke with a light saber and Darth with a light saber. Of course all the boys were SUPER attentive.
Then I wrote (using 2 lines) Luke fought Darth Vader in a battle.
Everyone loved it! I then went to the anchor chart: It says good writers add to their picture. So I did what Brayden did: He started adding action to his picture and added Yoda and the death star and Chewbacca and before we knew it the picture was all messed up.
I asked the students what Brayden did? They said, "he messed up the paper". I said RIGHT... what should have Brayden done: everyone answered either get a new piece or add to the words.
|Maybe Star Wars is out and Ninjago is in?|
|He couldn't wait for 4 lines!|
|And they added to the picture perfect!|
They were so eager to write they were disappointed we didn't do it today too! But I didn't want to kill the excitement!