In a study of narrative writing, shared experiences are powerful. This Smart notebook file/lesson plan is designed to be used with the Slice of Life "Ravine Flyer" mentor text on Teachers Pay Teachers. The slides include a focus for instruction, an active link to a YouTube clip that puts viewers in the front seat of this amazing roller coaster. Project this video on your Smartboard and your kids will feel like they're in Erie, PA plunging down a wooden track at sixty miles per hour. The file also includes a planning template and "task" slide to project while students are working. This process, combined with a close examination of the mentor text may require 3 - 5 one hour writing sessions. It's a favorite of kids, teachers, and administrators...(great for evaluations!)
Designed and implemented in a model classroom.