Creativity is an important part of learning at Saklan. Every two weeks the second graders free-write their own adventure stories based on drawings they create. The drawings are based on the inspiration of a shape they are given. This allows students the freedom to create a piece of their own original, artistic work.
After students have drawn the picture and written the story, they review it for grammar, structure and content. Once reviewed, the second graders read their stories to the rest of the class, and provide feedback on what they liked about the stories to their peers.
The students read their latest round of stories to the class on Tuesday, October 13. Feedback given to the authors included:
“I liked all the sequencing words you used.”
“The drawing had lots of detail and showed lots of things that happened in the story.”
“You read that with lots of expression.”
“It was creative.”
“It was funny, and I like funny things!”
“Your story was very descriptive.”
Check out pictures of the second graders reading their latest squiggle stories below!