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.