Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
LS1.A: Structure and Function
Animals have body parts that capture and convey different kinds of information needed for growth and survival. Animals respond to these inputs with behaviors that help them survive. Plants also respond to some external inputs.
Your Hippocampus helps you remember facts and events.
Memory and learning fit together closely, and memory, like many brain functions, becomes stronger with practice. Provide practice opportunities for your students with this activity, which can be an ongoing part of your class’ writing work.
Create a place in your room for students to share their recent experiences and turn these memories into a story about what happened. In this way, students will build their memory skills and use their hippocampi.
If you employ a writer’s notebook, you may wish to have students also capture memories and experiences in a section of their notebooks for future writing.
Remind students “Use your hippocampus” to add details of the memory to the story.
This fun song will help kids to remember the part of the brain that helps them remember.
Hippocampus Hip Hop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvjrqOTNa8Y
Remember the Brain on iTunes and Google Play
Here are other songs you can use to support this Learning Objective.
Every Body Has a Brain on iTunes and Amazon
You’re Always Using Your Brain on iTunes and Amazon
Brain Play on YouTube
Meet the Brain Team
Links to rubrics that will guide assessment of narrative writing pieces.
Rubric for Narrative Writing - First Grade
Rubric for Narrative Writing - Second Grade