09-28-2008, 11:46 AM
I have just finished grading some writing projects. I will type in their story just as they wrote it below. The samples are from two different children.
This entry is about a mad scientist.
" A mad scientist will make
Frankinstin and a pich fork. To rule
the world. And he lives in a
mansion. A spookey house he has
50,000,000,000 eyeballs. The pich
fork is magic. The mansion was
cool. Because it was vary asom.
And it was VAREY SCARY and it
blouup. And then he was DEAD."
This entry is about their favorite desserts.
" My favorite desserts are Ice cream, mufins, cookies
I like ice cream because
it is cold and sweet. I like
They are soft and mufiny
whene they are cooked. I like
cookies because they are soft and
crunchy. When I think aboute
food I am hungry and happy. I
like food because it is good but it
is also tasty."
We are just starting with the 4-Square method. They had to have a topic sentence and two sentences in each box. I know this isn't much but I've got a bunch of struggling writers. By the end of second grade they can write a whole page. Good luck, I hope this helps.