with Michelle Cameron
Setting Sail, Day 2 & Spooky Words
We started off today by sharing our spooky words and using them in a round robin story. Everyone took a word that was not their own, and used it in the next sentence in the story. Thanks to Kim for scribing what we came up with – and for reading it out in a spooky voice!
Day One was all about observation. What did the scenery about them look like? How could they use their senses (and many of them did a fantastic job with this) to describe what they were seeing? What was the weather like? Did they see any animals around them? Was it a good day?
After making their observations, they started a Captain’s Log, which described their Day 1 on their journey.
Day Two was a day of conflict. Something had to go wrong. Was it a storm? Did someone come and attack them? A gang of brigands, perhaps, or a wild beast? How did they feel about this? I asked that they use dialogue in Day Two to help make the story come alive.
Following this day, they recorded the story as Day 2 in their Captain’s Log.
Finally, some of the students began Day 3. Day 3 is a day of victory – it’s when our intrepid travelers reach their destination. They should make sure that they include how they feel, particularly after the terrors and worries of the day before, in the 3rd entry of their Captain’s Log.
Next week we’ll complete our journeys. For homework, please have your students finish or start the log for the next day on their travels, either Day 1, 2, or 3.
With Halloween this Friday starting the holiday season, this week’s word collection should be holidays!