Every writer needs a real writer to look up to. Why not allow your students’ favorite author be, well, YOU!??! By building up an arsenal of texts you created, with and without your students in-mind, you will have lots of writing to pull-from when you identify a trouble-spot in their writing. I did just that yesterday when a student took the thinking part of his double-bubble timeline and wove it into his draft with the words, “I was thinking,” “I was still thinking,” “I was then thinking”… You get the picture. Hence, I needed to show him another way to include action, thinking, and dialogue in his piece. So, I shared one of my own. (See details below.)
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.