Writing a Classroom Story

Remember a special event with a book written by the class. As a whole, scholars discuss a field trip, visitor, or assembly recounting events that stand out in their memory. While you record learners' input, participants practice their printing skills as they write on blank pages. Pages are illustrated and read-aloud to assess finished products.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Take pictures and notes of any observations you'd like to add to the story, share your recollections to spark their memories
  • Keep finished books on display throughout the school year for learners to read and reflect on
  • Share stories with parents and guardians during Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher conferences 
  • Send a copy to the visitor or field trip location as a Thank You for their time 
Classroom Considerations
  • Each pupil requires a blank composition book, small journal, or several blank pages stapled together 
  • Depending on individual writing abilities, some learners may need more or less assistance
  • Extension and differentiation ideas are provided 
  • The lesson applies to any memory-making situation 
  • Encourages pupils to write legibly 
  • None