Aloha Dear Parents!
Just a quick note to let you know some of the exciting writing projects that we will be moving with this quarter and beyond. You may have heard by now that we have been reading FOLKTALES! We will continue this until the Fall Break. We will also be writing our own original folk tale and publishing it. On one educational site, there is a straightforward way for students to “publish” their work for other students and teachers to read. We will begin our publishing journey here.
I’m planning to give them enough class time supplemented by homework assignments to have the first draft and final draft completed by Fall Break. Be on the look out for a “Folk Tale Booklet” that I’ve designed to guide them to weave all the basic elements of the folk tale into their story.
Another genre that I’m presently creating for the writer’s workshop part of their studies is the Personal Narrative. Narrative writing is a wonderful way to express those little moments of life that have been exceptional in some way or manner…exceptionally wondrous, exceptionally difficult, exceptionally insightful, exceptionally fun, and so on!
As reading strengthens our writing, we will also be reading various personal narratives that can guide our keiki to reflect upon and choose the types of personal stories they would like to write about.
Thank you for supporting your child in these projects.
p.s. FYI We will not begin the Personal Narrative Unit till after Fall Break when Ramana returns.