So often, students just tell about the large picture of an experience.  They get so caught up in listing all of the “moments” of the experience that they forget to really hone in on each part of it with vivid details for their readers. (

Today 5/6J we need to learn the Narrative writing strategy “explode the moment” .

The importance of using descriptive word choice and sensory images.  Using the example, we go through picking out sensory details the author used.  We also mark strong, descriptive word choice that helps us paint a picture in our minds.