Today we went back to our small moment stories after a brief affair with poetry. We took a look at the stories we'd written and figured we could make them even better. After all, in first grade our writing motto is: "Once you're done, you've just begun!" We used some mentor texts to make our characters move and talk in our stories and thus make our stories jump off the page!
Look at these action words. The author could have written exploded based on the picture. Instead she wrote:
grew yawned stretched twirled bloomed whirled,
leaked swirled spreading billowing twisting
Check out the serious toe curling, finger wiggling action...and be sure to take note of the parents voices in the background!