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

Flashdrafting

We are well on our way through our study if personal narrative. Students have chosen one idea that they are working to revise and bring to publication. Right now we are working on “flashdrafting” the story numerous different ways to bring out the true meaning and importance of our personal experience. Students should have completed at least two flashdrafts and hopefully be moving on to a third. We flashdraft by sitting down, rereading the old draft/s and revamping the story in our minds to make it lean more toward the meaning we want our readers to grasp. We have several techniques for doing this, pictured below:

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