Writing Mini Lesson #31- Crafting a Title

     Were your students successful adding a jammin’ conclusion?  Now that the story is complete, it is time to craft an amazing title for the story!  

Crafting a title-  My Rotten Redheaded Brother by Patricia Polacco is a great example!  I also like Sarah, Plain, and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.  The are both creative titles!  

1.  Review ideas for a crafty title:

  • Always write the paper first!
  • It should tell what the paper is about.
  • It should grab the reader’s attention.  (catchy phrase or phrase of a song)
  • It should introduce the tone of the paper.
  • Don’t be afraid to use a subtitle!

2.  Create a title for your class story together with your students.

3.  Have students create a title for their own stories.

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