Today, after I dramatically acted out the Tell Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe, we had our writer’s workshop, and we worked on expanding stories.
At the top of our page, we wrote, *He got up*, and at the bottom of the page, *He went downstairs.* The students had to fill in with detail as much information as they could, making up any random story. We had a ball, filling in the most gory details that we could.
For tonight’s homework, I gave them the first line: *The Phone Rang*, and finished with *I finally answered it.* They had to use the Tell Tale Heart as the exposition for the writing piece.
Here is a piece that was turned in to me even before school ended. http://frenchcamp.edublogs.org/writer-of-the-week/
I’m lovin’ teaching English. PE & Science are but a faint memory.