Time to Write!In small groups, students used the prioritized ideas to work together to write a sentence for the three different ideas to introduce their topic. They quickly realized that these sentences often utilized at least one of the details to make mountain biking sound thrilling.
Each group presented their ideas for us to vote on a favorite. Every group's new topic presented better sentences to choose from. When we were done we went back to the sentences to make sure we had a topic, implied or stated, a direction that fit our idea of mountain biking being thrilling, and great vocabulary to match the topic and direction.
Finally, we got to the point where we needed to decide on a closing. (The students had no idea that I wore the perfect shirt for the occasion.) Chase your dreams will definitely make it into our closing statement somehow.