Since students have been writing stories as they launch the writer's workshop, they will have a collection to sort through from their writing folders. As they sort, they will decide which are readable and which are not and have two piles. Now they need to decide how to move a story from the unreadable side to being readable.
The list of strategies used for this will differ from class to class. Some ideas are:
- How to stretch words to hear more sounds
- How to use the word wall to find words
- How to use what you learned in Word Study
When telling/writing a small moment story, staying on focus on that story is important. One way to do that is to tell the story across their fingers and then moving page to page. It might sound like this: "On this page I'll write..." and "On the next page I'll write..." They might want to sketch (not draw) it across the pages and then come back and add the words.
If students get more focused with the stories they write, their writing will get better! Happy Writing!