Glows & Grows

Grade: 3rd, ELA

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Good morning 3rd graders!

We are going to do a check-in on Jamboard to see how everyone is doing this morning. Put a post-it note on the box of how you’re feeling either saying why you feel that way or being more specific on the feeling you currently have.

Example of the Jamboard:

After seeing how as a class we are feeling, let’s remember to be kind to make everyone’s day happy

Last class, we wrote our fictional stories.
Today we are going to read a partner’s and give them some glows and grows!

Remember we are all learning, let’s be nice to one another and help each other grow!

Does your peer’s paper have:

  1. Phrases to signal event order (introduction of characters, setting, climax, closure)
  2. Dialogue (speaking)
  3. Descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings

Example of the Jamboard:

Featured Image: Jonathan Kim on Flickr

Jamboard 1 sun picture: OpenClipart

Jamboard 2: glow: noun project Adam Beasley + plants: noun project ilkebrs

2 Replies to “Glows & Grows”

  1. Jenna, a creative use of Jamboard – first, taking the emotional temperature great to set a tone, and then feedback on their stories. Peer feedback is such a powerful tool. Your model of both positives and improvements helps the writer grow. Plus it helps build student capacity to offer suggestions in affirmative ways. Great that the focus in on the work, not the student. So no-one will take it “personally.”

  2. Hey Jenna, I really liked your lesson idea. I think your use of the Jamboard for a morning check in is super creative and I thought the set-up you used was so cute.

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