We have been making lists in our writer's notebooks of people who are important to us and then listing below their names moments we have had with them that we remember with crystal clarity. Students then met with a partner to tell the stories of some of the moments they listed. Students are soon going to be asked to pick just one idea and write about it, using dialog, a catchy beginning, and a clear beginning, middle, and end. I look forward to the end of this unit where I can read about many special memories. Here are some pictures of students sharing their lists and stories with a partner.