For the last few years our school has been using Student Treasures. This is a company that prints student stories into a hard cover book! It's very exciting to have.
We go through the whole writing process to get a final story. I go through each step very slowly. First it's modeled on my interactive whiteboard. I have a Promethean. If you want a copy of it, click here!
After I model each part we do a "Stop, pair, share". Verbalizing their ideas is really helpful in getting it on the paper. Click on a photo below to get the Activinspire flipchart for free. Make sure you have the software to download it!
We work with a beginning, middle and end writing packet. Some students would love to write their whole story on the first page and be done with it! But that wouldn't make a very long or interesting story! We go back and do a lot of revising and "digging" for ideas! We add details and adjectives. Click here for a copy of the writing BME packet. Have fun with your writing!