Gnomes Read, Write, and Think

"Yeah, I've seen those things they think are gnomes," said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush, "like fat little Santa Clauses with fishing rods…” -JK Rowling

Thinking on Paper

We’ve been compiling ideas for writing realistic fiction. All students should have two separate lists of possible ideas in their notebooks now. We are starting to “think on paper” now. We choose an idea then we start writing all the ideas we have in our heads about that story possibility. We don’t worry about the ideas being “good” or “bad”. We aim for using the paper and the pencil as a thinking aid. Later, we may choose a tiny seed from these thoughts to draft a story.

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