Last week, fifth grade authors celebrated the completion of their personal narratives in a series of authors’ circles. In each circle, writers took turns sharing their piece before receiving feedback. Each writer chose the type of feedback they wanted before reading their piece.
Walking through the room, you could hear bits of focused stories with vivid descriptions, so that listeners could easily envision being in the shoes of the writer.
– a very surprising Christmas gift
– going hunting and seeing a bear
– finally getting out of the house after being sick
– being ambushed by a sibling with a hose
and many more small, meaningful stories from fifth graders’ lives.
Writers complimented the work, asked questions, and suggested further revisions before applauding one another’s efforts. We look forward to celebrating more original pieces with these fifth grade writers.