Write for the Westcoast Reader!

Submission opportunity – due by February 26, 2021

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Hello class! I am excited to announce that we will be participating in a writing opportunity hosted by WCR.
For the next few weeks, we will be working on our stories.
We will submit our stories as a class by February 26th and to hopefully get selected for April, May, or June’s article.


First, we will brainstorm about our memorable events.

What is a story?

What components are included in a story?

Stories are important. Stories are shared with and passed down to our friends, peers, and families.

Stories are made up of significant events, experiences, places, and/or people.

In class today, we brainstormed a list of important experiences. 

  1. Please complete a list of 7 events/memories that were memorable to communicate the importance of a story.
  • (3) important school experiences that you participated in
  • (3) important valuable events or family experiences
  • (1) class experience you would like to share


Second, we will narrow down our ideas and choose ONE story to write about.

2.  We will be using a Power Paragraph writing tool to help us organizeSee the link below for the Power Paragraph writing tool document.

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Third, we will start a draft.

3. We will write a paragraph of 100-200 words. Please refer to your completed Power Paragraph sheet to complete a draft of your story.


Fourth, peer review and edits.

4. We will come together as a class and have a circle read aloud. We will help each other edit and complete a final draft.

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Fifth, submit your completed stories to me.