Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 4PM, Day 1) – Story Creations
Our story creations first day was full of ideas! We began by listening to a storyteller who told the story of Brer Rabbit. Students enjoyed this unique form of story creating, and we talked about how stories can be told as well as written.
Next, I read a book called “What to do with an idea”. We talked about how our ideas are generated, and how even if others don’t like our ideas, we should not let go of them. Students shared what they struggle with the most when they sit down to write. One student said that she gets frustrated when an idea won’t just pop into her head when she wants it to, and they when she least expects it…an idea just pops into her head! That led to other wonderful input.
This discussion led us to think about why authors write and how they can influence us with their writing. One student remarked that authors can make us think about making the world a better place. Then, students got to make their first writing entry in their writer’s notebook. They are able to write about anything they wanted to write about. Most of the students were writing so much that they can’t wait to finish tomorrow!
I am happy to see several returning students from previous sessions in this course! I look forward to another fun afternoon of writing tomorrow. That’s all I can pen for today.