I Am An Author books. The children are getting very good at using our Story Criteria when working in their books. This rubric lets them know what the expectations are when doing their work.
Before the children did their writing they did some 'partner talking' about what they were going to draw and write about. This helps them generate ideas in case they aren't sure what they want to do in their books. This week I gave them a topic (I usually let them choose). The topic was: what they did during Spring Break.
After doing their writing, the children then met back with their partners and shared their stories. They had to practice their listening manners! When the person was done reading their page and showing the picture, their partner had to give them a compliment. A nice, positive way to end!