Later on in the afternoon, we read Unique Monique to show students the various elements of a realistic fiction story. Together we filled out an interactive graphic organizer. Later on, students practiced this on their own and they did a wonderful job! This is a tough concept but they worked hard, had great discussions, and succeeded.
In writing students learned that realistic authors plan out their stories across their fingers! Students shared their stories by using their fingers to guide them. I am so excited to hear these realistic fiction stories!