Selecting a variety of notebook entries…

My fourth grade colleague and I have decided to share the photocopying responsibilities. Since my week is next week, I went to her today to find out if she’d be interested in having me photocopy some of my former students’ notebook entries (I have permission, in writing, so long as their identity is protected.) so that she could use them as mentor pieces when she confers with her students during this month, which is focused on living like a writer and using a writer’s notebook. She said yes, so I’ve been on a copying spree tonight; going through old binders of student work, putting post-its over their names, and duplicating them. I’ve found a variety of pieces, at a variety of levels, which I think will really help us to help our students as they try to write focused, detailed, writer’s notebook entries.