Objectives: Students will be able to…
- Brainstorm a topic for a narrative by looking at pictures
- Independently start writing a narrative based on a picture they selected
- Orally outline a story by looking at a picture
- PA.R.1.4 – Types of Writing
- PA.R.1.5 – Quality of Writing
Anticipatory Set: There will be a brief discussion. Ask the students, “What is a writer’s block?” Have students raise their hands and give the definition of a writer’s block. Ask the students if they ever had a writer’s block and how they felt during that time. Follow this up by asking the students how they got out of the “writer’s block.” Share a personal experience or examples of a writer’s block so that the students feel comfortable sharing their own experiences.
This activity allows students to discuss a topic that they can relate to, but also connect to brainstorming. Explain that we will use one strategy that will help resolve the issue of a writer’s block.