Monday, March 23, 2009

A Look Ahead

It seems my blogging needs to get more frequent. Not sure what it is that's kept me from updating, but I am going to write much more often as we push forward to the end of the year.

Wanted to give you a sneak preview of the next writing project we'll be doing. It's one that I had tremendous success with last year and am eagerly anticipating.

Starting April 1, we'll be writing mysteries! We'll start by reading several mysteries to become familiar with the genre. We'll talk about special characteristics that only mysteries seem to have: clues, detectives, crimes, red herrings, etc. And then, students will be asked to write their own mystery stories. 

It should be a lot of fun and allow them to be extremely creative. Not only that, but so many students have improved with their writing this year. This project will give them a chance to "show off" their awesome writing skills.

I am really looking forward to this. Things will kick off next week with a special village meeting which will involve 128 kids trying to solve the same mystery and may or may not involve teachers dressing up in costumes. You can be sure that I'll be sharing pictures of this in the near future!!!

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