You Are a Juicy Writer!
What makes a story engaging to read and write? There are oodles of elements that go into crafting "juicy" writing, from vivid, relatable characters (real or imagined) and compelling plot to lively prose, a sprinkling of humor or voice, and more.
One of the most important techniques—one that's highly transferable across genres—is including details in our writing. Using Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing and other mentor texts, this program offers students five tangible strategies for including/adding details to strengthen their informative, narrative, and persuasive writing. I will share a variety of examples and tips for each strategy, color coding them to help young writers remember and differentiate the techniques. At the end of the program, students will use the strategies to help improve a piece of writing. Q&A to follow.
This presentation is best for grade 1 and up and can accommodate various group sizes. It supports Common Core Writing Standard 5 and Common Core Language Standard 5.