Want to know a secret? Well, do you?
Here it is: I'm not the greatest writing teacher.
There, I said it. phew! Thanks for listening blogging buddies.
Well, this year I have decided to do something about it. This year I am teaching a looping class. That means I will ahve the same kids in fourth grade that I do when I return to fifth grade. That means I will be the last teacher they have in elementary school and I have two years to kick their writing into high gear.
|My entry in my Writing Notebook about a |
time I rode Splash Mountain.
One of the things I did was to seek out a thrid grade colleague of mine who is a phenomenal writing teacher. She just gets it and thankfully is willing to help me out.
|A LONG entry (along with sketches) in a students notebook.|
|A student sketching out his ideas to help |
create a picture to write about.
Our first unit of study is a narrative writing. We started in mid-September and are getting pretty close to publishing our pieces of writing.
Our curriculum is built on Writing Workshop and I would love any writing tips our blogging friends have to offer.
What do you do about writing?
Have a Fantastic Day!