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Second-graders stretch out a small moment in Writing Workshop
Second-graders stretch out a small moment in Writing Workshop

Second-graders practiced their writing and storytelling skills by crafting personal narratives about a small moment in their lives.

In their Writing Workshop, the students were tasked with taking that small moment and stretching it out into a story with lots of details and descriptions. Many students wrote about vacations—who doesn't want to hang on to those moments?—but other stories included being late to soccer, getting a cat, and going on a hike. Of course, no story would be complete without hand-drawn illustrations by the author.

Narratives are just one type of writing that second-graders practice throughout the year; they also do scientific writing, opinion writing, and poetry. In addition, students learn more about parts of speech and grammatical rules like capitalization, comma use, and apostrophes.

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