J's written chapter summary above, and Zoo Boy's below. We came up with quite a long summary, too long for either boy to fit it all on their page. I selected some key sentences from our summary for Zoo Boy to write, and J just wrote it as is until he ran out of room. Starting with our next story summary work (which will be today), I am going to let the boys select which pieces of the overall summary they wish to write out in their good books (letting them have even more control over bringing forth what they think is important in the story).
Zoo Boy's handwriting continues to improve, and he told me as he wrote this that he was surprised at how easy writing has become for him. What a relief, for both him and me! And also has me shifting a bit how we'll go about our story work this semester, now that I don't feel like we need to be writing every single day for him to not back-slide on his writing comfort and ability.