Monday, June 14, 2010
Spilling Ink Day 12
When elementary students write, they often want to give their stories titles like, "The Day I Lost My First Tooth" or "When My Mom Put Me in Time Out for Coloring on the Walls". I once heard a presenter at a workshop tell kids not to give away the punchline before they tell the joke. If they tell what the story is about in the title or the first paragraph, the reader already knows what the story is about and there is no incentive to read further. I thought that was a great way to share this concept with kids.
I thought it would be fun to take a look at my bookshelf and share a few interesting titles....
Posted by Kim at 6/14/2010