Tuesday by David Wiesner is a delightful, almost-wordless picture books that will stir your students imaginations and help them to create an original story about animals doing unusual things at night!
Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:
Inspired by the wordless animal adventures found on the pages of David Wiesner's Tuesday, student writers will plan an original story about a group of animals weird adventure that happens after dark. Unlike Wiesner's text, student stories will be built from words that focus on interesting details. Before drafting, each student will pre-plan the story's beginning, middle, and end.Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait for this writing assignment is organization; "to pace" a piece of writing means the author has pre-planned equal attention to parts of a story that are equally important, and this assignment shows students how to pre-plan for this before writing a rough draft. The support trait in this assignment is idea development; writers are asked to brainstorm the most important and memorable details before they write.