During the second term, Ms. ZoBell's students worked really hard on a writing project called "My House Has Stars" based on the mentor text of the same name by Megan McDonald that was used to help guide their writing.
Students learned how mood affects tone in writing as well as used intentional fragments to improve sentence variety. They also had to include figurative language in their papers to gear them up for the unit that followed (which was all about how figurative language enhances our writing).
The final drafts were compiled into a book with some excerpts to share because students seriously CRUSHED it! Ms. ZoBell is so proud of her students and their efforts at improving their writing over the semester. Please click the image to see some samples from her students.